Ohanaeze’s Igbo Day and Southeast Governors’ Summit hold same dates but organizers dismiss speculations of a brewing conflict between them.

Southeast Governors shifted their meeting on security and the economy to coincide with Ohanaeze Igbo Day celebrates. However, organizers of both events say that there is no conflict between them.

Sen Chris Anyanwu who chairs the Southeast Summit Planning Committee said yesterday that Southeast governors sponsor both events. Consequently, there is no reason to suppose that there is a conflict in dates.

President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu toed the same line in a statement he issued today. He further said that they deliberately chose the dates because of the significance of 29 September to Ndigbo.

We also arranged the programmes for both events to accommodate the schedule of participants, he said.

Mrs Anyanwu maintained in her invitation letters that “there is no conflict or clash between the Southeast Governors Forum Summit on Security and Economy and Igbo Day 2023.”

“Both events are mutually complimentary. They have the approval and support of all the Southeast Governors and the leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide.

“The programmes of both events have been structured to accommodate the schedules of … Southeast Governors, leadership of Ohanaeze, and individuals who have roles to play in both events.

Chief Iwuanyanwu on his part restated that there is “full agreement … to host both events concurrently and not on two different dates.”

“We are taking advantage of the closeness of our States to one another in the Southeast to host these two important events concurrently,” he said.

The Southeast Summit

The Summit will hold at Landmark Event Centre in Owerri, the Imo State capital, on 28 and 29 September, Sen Anyanwu said. The events begin by 10.00 a.m. each day, she said.

“This is a serious search for understanding of the problem of insecurity and  solutions to it.

“Secondly, the Summit is also for the way forward for the Southeast on the economic front.

The invitees wee asked to come with their ideas and solutions.

Ohanaeze on conflicting event dates

Ohanaeze Ndigbo chair, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu on seemingly conflicting Igbo Day 2023 and Southeast Summit event dates


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