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Awards: Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide Hails Vice President General, Okeke-Ogene

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Awards: Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide Hails Vice President General, Okeke-Ogene

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has felicitated former President, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Anambra State Chapter and the current Vice President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo; Ichie Isidikilidi and Mbuze Nanka, Chief Damian Okeke-Ogene for several awards and laurels by various groups for his outstanding character, describing him as “a quintessential fighter for Igbo cause, exemplary community leader, a moral edifice, a dispositional orator, a man of robust native and urbane intelligence, a skillful navigator, successful businessman and politician, a Grand Commander on Community Service (GCSS)”.

This was contained in a statement by Rt. Hon. Chiedozie Alex Ogbonnia; the National Publicity Secretary, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worlwide.

According to the statement, “Ohanaeze Ndigbo has watched with keen interest and admiration as Ogene triumphs over diverse challenges and vicissitudes to assume a meteoric rise in public life: from the local government councillorship in 1987 to become the President General, Nanka Patriotic Union (NPU) and the Director, Community Mobilization, Governor’s Office,  Government House, Awka in 1993; Public Relations Officer, Association of Anambra State Town Unions (ASATU); President General of all the Presidents of Town Unions in Anambra State; Former Ohanaeze Representative to the World Igbo Congress (WIC-USA);  President, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Anambra State Chapter; Patron, Ohaneze Ndigbo, Anambra State; Vice President General, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide and Chairman, Peter Obi Campaign Organisation, South East of Nigeria.”

The statement added: “The President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo  Worldwide Chief Engr. Dr. Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, MFR; OFR; CFR; FNICE; FNSE; FNIST; KSG (Ahaejiagamba Ndigbo) has expressed that the life trajectory of Chief Damian Okeke-Ogene is a veritable testament to hard work, sincerity, creative intuition, steadfastness, courage, innovative ingenuity, religious reckoning and solid character. He added that with Ogene, “you know where you are”; dependable and outspoken.

“Ohanaeze Ndigbo extends profound gratitude to the Association of Past Presidents-General of Anambra State led by Chief Omeife Omeife for appreciating the numerous values that Okeke-Ogene has added to the Anambra polity and beyond by bestowing the award of Grand Patron of the group on him. Others that received similar awards include the Senator, representing Anambra Central in the Senate, Sen. Victor Umeh; the Presidential Candidate of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Justice Peter Umeadi and the Commissioner of Police of Anambra State, Mr. Aderemi Adeoye.”

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Meanwhile, Ohanaeze Ndigbo urged Ogene to remain focused, relentless and unweary in his commitment to the Ohanaeze advocacy for Think Home Philosophy; equity and justice; equal treatment to all the ethnic groups in Nigeria; the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu; prudent and equitable resource administration; good governance;  youth empowerment and skill acquisition, among others.

“We assure Chief Damian Okeke Ogene that when the history of the Igbo will be written, his name will not feature in the footnotes but some chapters will be devoted to his selfless sophisticated and heroic services to Igbo land,” the statement concluded.

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