Abia - Former Governor of Abia, Orji Uzor Kalu, on Monday held consultations with prominent Igbo leaders in Anambra on the way forward for Ndigbo in the 2015 Presidential Election.
Addressing the audience in Onitsha, Kalu said that the primary objective of `Njiko Igbo’ was to unite all Igbo groups for the major tasks ahead.
The former governor appealed to the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Nnaemeka Achebe, to liaise with him on the need to unite the Igbos.
Kalu said: "My message is Igbo unity (Njiko Igbo). We are not preventing other Igbo groups like MASSOB, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Aka-Ikenga, among others, from carrying out their own objectives.
“We do not belong to any political party; what we are doing is to unite Ndigbo and make them a bundle of broom.''
Earlier, in a remark, Chris Anyanwu, representing Okigwe Senatorial District in the National Assembly, noted that Ndigbo needed someone who could champion Igbo unity successfully, adding that Kalu was a suitable material.
She recalled that Kalu had initially resisted the offer on the grounds that he had retired from politics.
However, he decided to make the move for the good of the Igbo race.
Anyanwu disclosed that the group would soon meet with all the existing political parties in Igboland and hold talks with South East Governors' Forum.
The group would equally have audience with religious leaders, traditional institutions and various interests groups, she said.
She thanked Kalu for accepting to work towards the unity of Ndigbo, adding that the task could be achieved through a combination of efforts and God's miracle.
Responding, the Obi of Onitsha said that the unity of Ndigbo would enable the Igbo people to achieve their aspirations.
The monarch also decried a situation whereby majority of investments owned by Ndigbo were outside Igboland.
He said that if the government could stop armed robbery and kidnapping in the zone and provide jobs for the youths, Ndigbo could then bring their investments back home.