|Dr. Joe Okei-Odumakin(R) with Mrs. Obama|
Report By Campaign For Democracy South-East Region Publicity Arm
Sen. Ken Nnamani, former Senate President of Nigeria; Ambassador Bianca Ojukwu and Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, Founder, Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) would storm Anambra state on Wednesday, 5th of June, 2013 to honour, Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin, President, Campaign for Democracy (CD) at Top Rank Hotel, Onitsha.
The honour is to celebrate the awards given to Dr Joe Okei-Odumakin by the U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry and U.S. first Lady Michelle Obama for her role in empowering and restoring dignity of women in Africa.
Dede Uzor A. Uzor, Chairman, CD South-East Region, said that the event would also have Gov. Peter Obi of Anambra, Prof. Ukachukwu Awuzie, former President ASUU, Prof. Godwin Onu, Rector, Federal Polytechnic, Oko and Mr Ballah Nasarawa, Anambra Commission of Police in attendance.
Uzor said that the event would witness a colloquium on ``State of the Nation: The Way Forward’’, which would be delivered by Dr. Okei-Odumakin.
The CD South-East region chairman further said that Sen. Nnamani would present a vital keynote address before the colloquium; while Prof. Awuzie would chair the session and lead the discussant on matters arising from the colloquium.
The event, Uzor revealed would witness the launch of the CD South-East calendar.
``It would be a veritable event to celebrate Dr. Okei-Odumakin, a woman that has fought so hard for women empowerment, emancipation and political liberalization in the entire Africa. We would also unveil her latest award, which is the U.K. Recognition for Outstanding Achievement for Humanity,’’ the CD regional chief said.
Uzor also said that the colloquium would be first of its kind in the history of the South-East.