By Ajibola Abayomi,
January 8, 2018
As politicians rev up their machines in preparation for the 2019 general election, political leaders mostly from the South East and South West are scheduled to meet under an event tagged ‘Handshake Across The Niger’ on Thursday, January 11, 2018, at Enugu.
The organisers of the event describe say it is a celebration of the unique and many shared but often ignored common attributes and mutual interests between the Igbo and the Yoruba as epitomised by their age-long peaceful coexistence and robust relationship.
They say the event which has already been tagged the biggest and most significant event of 2018, will have the crème la crème of both sides in attendance.
This was revealed in a joint statement, made available to newsmen on Sunday, January 7, signed by Dr Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah, Yinka Odumakin, Chairman and Publicity Secretary respectively of the Local Organising Committee, LOC.
These include the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu; the Enugu State governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, who is also the Chief Host; Peter Ayodele ; governor of Ekiti State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State; Willie Obiano of Anambra State, Owelle Rochas
Okorocha of Imo State and Engr David Umahi of Ebonyi State.
The Co-Hosts are Pa Reuben Fasoranti, Leader of Afenifere, and Dr Nnia Nwodo, President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo.