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Igbo Youths Blast Ohaneze’s Leadership For Mortgaging Igbo Interests

by on April 4, 2018
 
Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo appears to be heading for the rocks.
This is as the various wings of the Igbo group are heading for different direction over their stand on the election.
The Ohanaeze Youth Congress, OYC, had in a statement it issued on Monday, April 2, 2018,  accused the President General of Ohanaeze, Chief Nnia Nwodo of mortgaging the interest of Ndigbo.
The OYC statement followed its meeting held in Enugu, where it passed a vote of no confidence on Nwodo, who they accused of side-lining other members of the Ohanaeze National Executive Council.
The statement was signed by OYC President, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro and Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, the Secretary General.
It read it parts: “It is with great sense of dismay and clear picture of the present debased Ohanaeze politics that we the fledgling members of the Ohanaeze Youth Council, OYC, summoned an emergency security meeting and met today, April 2nd, 2018 being Easter Monday, because it has dawned on us and every other conscious Igbo that the President General, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo has not only lost leadership mantle but veered out of the way and is hell bent to push the Ohanaeze and Ndigbo to a political cul-de-sac.
“We averred that it is high time Ndigbo rose up before Nwodo commits political suicide that would burn our hands and identity and it will only need articulate youths and wise elders and technocrats to rescue Ohanaeze Ndigbo from Nwodo’s clique and thereby, save Igbo Nation from plausible political suicide.”
The statement claimed that “out of 24-man executive of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Nwodo uses an illegal organ of Forum Of States’ Presidents against the Constitution Of Ohanaeze to subdue, intimidate and humiliate other Ohanaeze Ndigbo executive members and thereby, forming a cabal and constituting a menace against the democratically elected members of Ohanaeze youths and women.
“In view of the foregoing, we the Ohanaeze Youth Wing, OYW presently at the receiving ends of Nwodo’s political forays and not in a haste to adopt or support any presidential candidate to avoid a repeat of the Igbo’s 2015 fate choice, that he pressures for, hereby, passed votes of no confidence on Chief Nnia Nwodo and his Ohanaeze Ndigbo presidency and we give him seven days to appear before the Ohanaeze Disciplinary committee to explain and answer for his political infidelity against Igbos.”
They listed what they called issues before Nwodo to include: “Why did he go against the Ohanaeze Ndigbo’s tradition and Constitution and abused his office by paying loyalty to Alhaji Atiku Abubakar immediately after his election on 10th January 2017, and after he was queried by his NEC, he told them that his 1st official visit to Atiku, a Northerner, was to discuss the ill-health of President Buhari, who he believed is in bad condition.
“He has rendered the office of the Secretary General impotent, which according to Ohanaeze Constitution is the engine room of the organisation and custodian of Ohanaeze Secretariat. He carefully appointed Director of Administration without Ime Obi’s approval thus assuming the powers of Secretary General through his political appointee, Director of Administration”.

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