The National Executive Committee (NEC) of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide led by Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, (Ahaejiagamba Ndigbo) has called for a review of the 2003 Ohanaeze Ndigbo Constitution.
The Constitution currently bears the signatures of Prof Joe Irukwu, as the President-General; Col. J.O.G. Achuzia, as the Secretary General and Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, as the Chairman of the Constitution Review Committee.
A statement signed by the Ohanaeze Publicity Secretary, Dr Alex Ogbonnia said it was the view of the NEC of Ohanaeze that the Constitution which was last amended in 2003 be reviewed to accommodate various current developments which were not envisaged in 2003.
Explaining the reason for the review, Ogbonia said: “In spite of the commitment and prudence exhibited by the Iwuanyanwu Committee, there are still some discrepancies and unanticipated dynamics that were not envisaged in the last two decades.
“In other words, it is inconceivable to expect a constitution that was last reviewed twenty years ago to fulfil the expectations of the present realities.
“It is based on the foregoing that the NEC of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide calls for memoranda from all the patriotic Igbo sons, daughters, all the Ohanaeze chapters, Ohanaeze Women Wing, Ohanaeze Youth Wing, Ohanaeze affiliates, Traditional Rulers, Town Unions, professional bodies, Churches, Igbo Interest groups and other relevant organizations to reach the Secretary of the Ohanaeze Constitution Review Committee, Dr. Ezechi Chukwu on a Whattsapp number 0813-2087496. All the submissions are expected to reach the Secretary on or before December 31, 2023,” Ogbonnia said.