PANPIEC Appoints BOT Members, Iwuanyanwu To Head It
As Ohanaeze spokesman laud commemoration of fifty years of end of Biafran war Call for Biafra of the mind
The Umbrella body of all groups championing the Nigeria Presidency of Igbo Extraction project, the Pan Nigeria Presidency Of Igbo Extraction Coalition [PANPIEC] has appointed some eminent Nigerians in its Board of Trustees.
Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, an eminent Nigerian and Patriot is to head the Board.
Other members of the board selected three per geo-political zones are Dr Chukwuemeka Ezeife, Dr Nwachukwu Anakwenze , President of the Igbo World Assembly , USA, Gen Ishola Williams, (Rtd), Alh Adamu Mohammed, Dr Kenneth Fiberesima, Chief Effiong James, Prof Joseph Ntom among others.
The full list according to Chief Uche Erondu, the Director of Media and publicity of the group would be made known soon.
The group meanwhile has started serious nationwide consultation starting from the South East which starts on Wednesday, 15 of January, 2020.
They would visit key leaders of the zone according to Uche Erondu to preach the message of Nigeria Presidency of Igbo Extraction in 2023.
Meanwhile the spokesman of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Mr. Chuks Ibegbu has lauded the commemoration of the end of the Biafra war which ended on January 15 , 1070.
Ibegbu lauded Ndigbo Lagos and Nzuko Umunna for holding a colloquium on that and noted that Ohanaeze supports such remembrance as the three million lives lost in in that sad event need to always be remembered.
Ibegbu warned Nigerians not to do anything that will lead to another war in the country .
“What we need now is the lessons of the war and never to allow it re-occur .
“Nigeria need to Biafranise itself and what I mean by that is that Nigeria need to adopt the Biafran spirit which made that defunct nation the pride of the black race in terms of its technological achievements during the war,” Ibegbu noted.
Ibegbu discountenanced the IPOB claim that Ohanaeze did not do anything on the security challenges facing the South East .
“Yes, IPOB set up BSS, what they called Biafra secret service. But remember we are in Nigeria so any solution to our security challenges has to be within the ambit of the Nigeria state.
“If they had formed Igbo Security Network, or anything like that , no problem but you don’t expect us to be involved in any arrangement that would put our youths and people in undue risk.
“But even then Ohanaeze did not in any way contribute to IPOB woes but as a father even did all within its ability to protect our children involved.
“We cannot wish away Biafra but what we need is Biafra of the mind, unless pushed to it unavoidably again.
“We cannot speak for Igbo Governors , though they are key Ohanaeze stakeholders too,” Ibegbu noted.
He stated that the concern of Ohanaeze Ndigbo remains the Restructuring of Nigeria, and of course the political justice for Ndigbo in 2023 declaring support for groups like the PANPIEC championing the cause.