The New Nigeria Group (NNG), a new political movement that is canvasing for a better new Nigeria, recently held the grand launch of its Lagos State Chapter as well as its national stakeholders meeting in Lagos.
A statement issued by advertising practitioner, Mazi Ernie Onwumere said members of the body are from various support groups from all parts of the country.
Among the personalities in attendance were the President-General of Ohanaeze Nd’Igbo, Prof. George Obiozor, the Chairman of New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP), Dr. B.O. Aniebonam, Mr. Sam Ogbemudia Jr., royal fathers and others.
Addressing the group, Obiozor lauded the excellent records of the Convener, Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa in service to the country in various capacities, affirming that he has what it takes to lead Nigeria. He also challenged all Nd’Igbo to be bold to declare their ambitions and run for president because they are more than qualified.
At the launch, the Convener of the NNG, Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa, ex-president of the Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG), President- Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria, lamented the miserable state of the country that necessitated the founding of the NNG. He identified insecurity, corruption, poverty and injustice as four major challenges that have made Nigeria a backward nation where life has become brutish for many.
Proposing a solution, Mazi Ohuabunwa said, “As a Nigerian patriot, I have over the years talked, written and proposed ideas about how to rescue Nigeria, yet no change. It is now time for action. We at the NNG are ready to put words and ideas to action and help create a new Nigeria that works for all and not for a few.
We will provide an inclusive leadership and return Nigeria to a country of industry, knowledge, excellence, integrity, liberty, justice, sanity and security on the foundation of true Godliness, not mere religiosity. I call on all Nigerians to join hands with us.”
The Convener, after his speech which was greeted with rousing ovation and shouts of support, presented the NNG flags to all state chapter coordinators, inducted new members into the Lagos State Chapter of the NNG and also presided over its inaugural stakeholders meeting.
Speeches expressing support and endorsement of Mazi Sam Ohuabunwa to run for president in 2023 were later made by several eminent individuals, groups and political parties.