Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, said he did not have any private conversation with Nigeria's former President, Olusegun Obasanjo when the former Nigerian leader met with the Ohanaeze chieftains behind closed doors in Owerri, Imo State capital, on Friday.
Iwuanyanwu made the disclosure during an interview on Arise Television on Wednesday, January 10, 2024.
It would be recalled that Obasanjo had met with the Ohanaeze chieftains at the residence of the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide.
According to the Secretary General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Okey Emuchay, who spoke with newsmen on the outcome of the visit, “issues of mutual interest” were discussed by the former President and Ohanaeze chieftains at the meeting.
Emuchay said the meeting was symbolic and crucial, as fruitful deliberations were held.
He, however, did not give further details on what was discussed during the courtesy visit.
Emuchay said, “Issues of mutual interest were discussed, and the Ohanaeze PG informed Chief Obasanjo that Nigeria should erect monuments in his name for the sacrifices he has made.
“Iwuanyanwu had recalled Obasanjo’s role in ending the civil war with the slogan of no victor no vanquished; repayment of huge external debts and recovery of the economy during his time as President.
“He informed the former President that the Igbo nation will bestow honor on him appropriately.”