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South East Governors Forum Applaud Jonathan On COAS


Abuja, Sept 10, (THEWILL) - The South East Governors Forum yesterday applauded the appointment of Major General Ihekirika, an Igbo Man, as the Chief of Army Staff, saying that it is a testimony that the Igbos are really partners in Nigeria.

The statement issued by the forum in Awka was signed by the Chairman and Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi and made available to THEWILL.

The statement said the appointment had given the Ndigbo a more sense of belonging in Nigeria.

"At times when we consider the contributions of our fathers and what we are getting in return, one feels pained. We urge the president to continue in that direction until our neglect and marginalisation over the years is completely addressed," Peter obi said.

Major General O. A. Ihejirika replaces Lt-General Abdulrahman Dambazzau as the Chief Of Army Staff.