The Ohanaeze Ndigbo President-General, Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari as an Igbo man.
He added that Buhari is also a member of the socio-cultural organisation.
Iwuanyanwu spoke during the flag-off ceremony of the dredging of the Oguta Lake-Orashi River in Imo State on Thursday.
He urged Buhari to ensure that the project succeeds before leaving office on May 29.
The Ohanaeze President-General commended Buhari for ensuring the take-off of some projects and their completion across the Southeast.
According to Iwuanyanwu: “When he took office, we were not happy, but today at the point of departure, things have changed. I can see that the Niger Bridge in Onitsha has been completed. I can see that a lot has been done in most states. Like in Ebonyi, the Federal Government has taken over the teaching hospital and the airport. Here in Imo State, a lot has been done for us; in Enugu, it is the same.
“So, I will like you to tell our son, Buhari, that we are very grateful, and I want him to realise that he is an Igbo man, and our son; he has been honoured by some Igbo states like Ebonyi and Imo. Chieftaincy in Igboland is taken very seriously; help us tell Buhari that he’s an Igbo son and a member of Ohanaeze Ndigbo by honour given to him.
“But before he goes, whatever he can do to ensure this project succeeds will be appreciated; this project is very important to the whole Igbo people.”