A SPLINTER group, comprising younger males, has emerged throughout the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation Ohaneze Ndigbo.
The brand new group led by one Basil O. Onuorah introduced that it had already been registered by the Company Affairs Fee with the conventional ruler of Igbariam in Anambra State, Igwe Kelly N. Nzekwe, as its Board of Trustees Chairman.
However the mainstream Ohanaeze Ndigbo described the splinter group, referred to as Ohanaeze Ndigbo Normal Meeting (ONGA), as embarking on the trail of destabilization of the Igbo.
Igwe Nzekwe, who claimed to be one of many founders of Ohaneze Ndigbo in 1976, stated in Awka on the weekend, that the mainstream socio-cultural organisation had change into a political instrument within the palms of some grasping politicians.
Lamenting that the event had led to insecurity within the affairs of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Nzekwe referred to as on the Igbo to hitch palms to make their land nice once more.
He stated: “I’m glad to announce to most of the people right this moment(Saturday) that Ohanaeze Ndigbo Normal Meeting is now registered with the Company Affairs Fee with the RC NO: 144918.
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“Ohanaeze Ndigbo Normal Meeting will not be a factional Ohanaeze however the primary Ohanaeze Ndigbo which is being restructured to exist legally as a lawful organisation,to symbolize the curiosity of Ndigbo and be accountable to our folks.
“It’s now the flip of Ndigbo to supply the subsequent President of Nigeria come 2023. All political events in Nigeria ought to take notice.”
Nevertheless, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, warned the group to cease its destabilization plot because the Igbo at the moment are extra united than earlier than..
It reminded members of the brand new group that it was fool-hardy for them to suppose they might lure Igbo leaders like Obi of Onitsha, Alfred Achebe, a former Governor of Anambra State, Dr Chukwuemeka Ezeife, and Prof Ben Nwabueze (SAN) from Ohanaeze Ndigbo to key into their plans.
President of Ohaneze in Anambra State, Chief Damian Okeke -Ogene, who spoke for the Nnia Nwodo-led Ohanaeze Ndigbo, additionally stated the South-East was too giant for them to deceive.
Describing the group members, who’re principally younger folks, as “jokers,” Okeke -Ogene, stated they’re merely being utilized by some politicians to trigger disaffection in Igbo land.