Ohanaeze Ndigbo denies calling for Osinbajo’s impeachment
Ohanaeze Ndigbo, yesterday dismissed reports that it called on the National Assembly to include Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the impeachment threat to President Muhammadu Buhari.
The National Publicity Secretary, Dr. Alex Ogbonnia, clarified: “We wish to inform the general public that Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has neither contemplated nor issued such a reckless statement on the person of Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.
“It is worth repeating that various eminent Igbo dignitaries have appealed to such mischief makers to appreciate that Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide represents the history, emotions, collectivity, spirituality, unity and strength of the Igbo nation.
“We have severally appealed to the social deviants that the Igbo, all over the world, owe a profound emotional attachment to their apex socio-cultural organisation, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, and as such, our sacred identity should not be desecrated on the whims, caprices and immediacies of the uninitiated. The Igbo have a unique socio-political orientation and disposition. They are republican, egalitarian, deliberative, liberal and democratic.”
The body went on: “On the other hand, no person has a right to wake up and issue a far-reaching statement on behalf of Ohanaeze Ndigbo without consultations or a form of consensus. Those behind such acts are highly ignorant of the damages they cause to themselves and the Igbo nation on a daily basis. They are reminded that every misconduct against the Igbo pantheon has its corresponding consequences.”
The spokesperson stated the Prof. George Obiozor-led organisation “regrets the embarrassments often caused to the public by the maladjusted attention seekers that deploy the name of Ohaneze Ndigbo in most unscrupulous dimensions.”