THE DAY THE SUN STOOD STILL FOR IGBO´S ELECTION IN HAMBURG
– Chiedu OBAYI
The premier Igbo union in Diaspora , NZUKO NDIGBO Hamburg Germany had a peaceful and transparent election on the 15th July 2017 with a good number of International observers including Professor Anthony Onyishi who represented the President of OHAN`EZE NDI IGBO ,Dr, John NWODO Jr . It was a day set not for unproductive sing songs or monotonous rhetoric but for the actualization of Igbo unity in Hamburg. A large number of concerned Igbos for peace and fraternity from other parts of Germany overwhelmingly turned up to brighten the faithful day.
Engr, Charles Njoku was the chief electoral officer together with former Inspector of Police , Chief Desmond Iyke Okolo and Chief Augustine Bazooka LELE (a philanthropist and a Multi millionaire Businessman) (A man among men)
Voting started shortly after the aspiring candidates manifestoes followed by a transparent counting. The most interesting part of this historic day was the Zoning system where the seven Igbo speaking states were carried along and this have been the burning desire of every Igbo person in Diaspora.
Chief Dr, Ebere OBIOHA, from owere isi Oji in Orlu L.G .A of Imo state carried the day as the elected Chairman of NZuko Ndigbo Hamburg Germany with 98 % vote. Chief Emma OBIAKO as vice chairman from Anambra state , Industrial Engineer Martin OBAYI as Secretary from Enugu State , Architect Sir Franklin Nosiri , Financial Secretary from Imo state , Chief Dr, Emeka OKOYE, Treasurer , Anambra state and a host of other elected Officers from their respective zones .
In administration he has managed and represented a lot of unions with loud able accreditations in bridging the gap between our differences as Igbos. Dr, Obioha is articulate in speeches, artistic in sensibility, balanced in judgment, fair in connection and Noble in Ambition.
On the 23rd September 2017, Dr, Obioha and his executives will be inaugurated as the new frontiers in the making of a united Igbo nation in Hamburg Germany. An estimation of 7000 guests from all over the globe will be coming to grace the occasion. We wish them well and may God solidly stand behind them. AMEN
Chiedu OBAYI (reporting from House of Menu) for Heritage Magazine Germany