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Byline: Dennis Agbo
JANUARY 30, 2009 perhaps marked the point of reckoning for the Igbo nation.
It was the day that the entire Igbo under its apex socio-cultural umbrella, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo at the Women Development Centre, Awka Anambra State, seamlessly transited from one set of executives to another.
The peace and joy of that event almost defeated the saying that the Ndigbo is a nation without a leader.
It was the first time since after the end of Nigeria/Biafra war that an Igbo across the Niger was handed over the mantle of leadership of the entire Igbo race both at home and in diaspora. The event also brought to rest the alleged vexed issue of two sets of Ohanaeze Ndigbo constitution which was the main issue that almost disintegrated the apex Igbo body when Professor Joe Irukwu was in charge.
For some other reason, the new crop of Ohanaeze Ndigbo leadership under Ambassador Ralph Uwechue as President General and Chief Nduka Eya as Secretary General purged the old way of public presentations of Igbo leaders and a new mechanism and structure instituted for inauguration and swearing-in of the executives after a decent election.
Chairman of the inauguration committee, Engr. Chris Okoye at the occasion said that it is the …