2019: Aftermath of Yoruba, Igbo ‘Handshake’- ‘Time up for the Buharis, the Obasanjos, others’

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BY CHARLES KUMOLU

“What we are calling for is a renaissance. We have to say that this is the last time the Buharis, the Obasanjos and others of their generation would rule this country”.   With these words, the Key Note Speaker at the recent summit of the Yoruba and Igbo, titled: Handshake Across the Niger, Mr. Alban Ofili-Okonkwo, says what the summit, held in Enugu, did was “an advocacy for tomorrow so that there will be a different narrative”. Ofili-Okonkwo, in this interview, also responds to some contentious national questions.

Okonkwo

Can you relive your experience as the Key Note Speaker at the recent parley between the Yoruba and Igbo held under the aegis of Handshake Across the Niger?

That event came from the fact that a lot of things are going wrong in our polity. We are losing a beautiful country and people are concerned. But the more profound and fundamental…



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