The apex Igbo sociocultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, on Wednesday rejected the declare that it has appointed the previous Head of State, Basic Yakubu Gowon (retd) to barter on his behalf in order that Nigeria has an outgoing Igbo President. in 2023.
Whereas expressing his displeasure on the feedback that Ohanaeze Ndigbo has nominated Gowon to guide the negotiation for the Nigerian presidency of Igbo extraction in 2023, Ohanaeze warned folks making statements utilizing the group’s title to resign from such acts or they’re prosecuted for forgery.
The umbrella physique claimed that it by no means supposed to contain both Gowon or any distinguished politician talked about by the media, including that if such strikes have been made, the suitable organs of Ohanaeze Ndigbo would alert Nigerians.
This was contained in an announcement issued by his spokesman, Uche Achi-Okpaga, who mentioned that the “alleged pact” with the previous head of state “exists solely within the creativeness of the perpetrators and enemies of the Igbo nation, ”and had emanated from a bunch often known as the Ohanaeze Youth Council.
“Ohanaeze Ndigbo reiterates that there isn’t any group just like the Ohanaeze Youth Council acknowledged by Ndigbo and that the so-called unsuitable chief of the group, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, is a deformed, selfish and highly effective thoughts that clearly lives in a state incontrovertible of psychological deception.
“Ohanaeze Ndigbo deplores the anti-patriotic acts of some Igbo politicians by sponsoring these equally anti-patriotic irredentists who will shamelessly fly the kite for them in the direction of 2023,” the assertion mentioned.
The group added: “Whether it is God’s want that Nigeria can have a president who’s Igbo after the 2023 elections, he won’t be obstetrician by a bunch with out consequence that the one mission and concern is enlargement. private and never the collective curiosity and aspirations of Ndigbo.
“Ohanaeze Ndigbo, as soon as once more, calls distinguished Igbo little kids to face up and name these recalcitrant boys to order in order that he may go to court docket to cease his irreverent conduct however for a similar motive he refused to coping with different recalcitrant Igbo teams head-on of their delicate squabbles with them – a father not arguing together with his kids in public.
“The apex Igbo group calls on the press and members of the general public to chorus from sporting the official Ohanaeze Ndigbo brand of a pink hat and a feather when writing on or referring to the errant group as a result of it’s a nice disservice to Ohanaeze Ndigbo on this planet, in order that when Ohanaeze Ndigbo speaks folks will know that he has spoken ”.