BY: LUKE ECHENDU, Editor At Large
As Ohaneze President, John Nwodo quits, at the expiration of his tenure, Imo State is yet to name a consensus candidate that will take his seat.
John Nwodo, a former Information Minster, had performed admirably as Ohaneze Leader.
He is due to leave on January 9, 2020 as Ohaneze President
The media in Owerri however claims that former Governor of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim, ex diplomat, George Obiozor, ex Commissioner of Finance, Chris Asoluka, National leader, Association of South East Town Unions, ASETU, Emeka Diwe, and ex varsity don, Prof Ukachukwu Awuzie have shown interest in the position.
Till date, none of them have officially announced their ambition aside posturings on the social media which analysts say signals their interest in the top job.
This is the first time Imo State will be in the running for the Ohaneze job. And it must produce Nwodo’s Successor on January 9.
However, the Imo Awareness Coalition, a political study/lobby group gave an insight on the type of leader Ohaneze Ndi Igbo needs from Imo State
The IAC said “the next Ohaneze Ndi Igbo President from Imo State must be a good political strategist, credible with diplomatic stint that will enable him navigate the delicate compass of the future of Igbos.
In a statement signed by Fidelis Echendu, Publicity Secretary of the IAC, the group stated that “the post is not for a Johnny just come or one who lacks tact and finesse to moderate the divergent socio political position of the Igbo nation