The new President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nia John Nwodo led a delegation of the group on a historic visit to the Pan-Yoruba organisation, Afenifere last weekend in Lagos.

The meeting was the first meeting of the two most prominent socio-political groups from the South-west and South-east, Afenifere and Ohanaeze Ndigbo.

Received by by Chief Ayo Adebanjo who stood in for Afenifere Leader, Chief R.F Fasoranti, Nwodo said the decision to make Afenifere his first port of call arose from the fact that it was the first organisation that openly congratulated him and followed with phone calls from its prominent leaders.

Afenifere on the other hand reiterated its congratulations to Nwodo for his choice to lead Ndigbo at this crucial period.

The meeting was characterized by reminiscences, reflections on issues of common concerns to the Igbo and Yoruba nations within the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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At the end of the meeting, a resolution was taken that the two groups should work together in protecting the interest of the two nations and the progress of Nigeria.

On Chief Nwodo delegation were Deputy President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Rtd DIG Hillary Opara, Vice-president-General for Delta State, Dr Sylvanus Ebigwei, Vice-president General for Anambra State, Mr Charles Odunukwe, Chief Guy Ikokwu and Chief Ben Onwugalu.

Afenifere team led by Chief Adebanjo consisted of the Chairman of its Political Committee, Prof Banji Akintoye, Chairman Committee on Restructuring, Dr Amos Akingba, National Treasurer, Chief Supo Sonibare and National Publicity Secretary, Mr Yinka Odumakin.