We did not issue press release on Tinubu’s private Paris trip- Ohanaeze Ndigbo

An Igbo Apex socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo  has  dissociated itself from the news published in some media that , “Ohanaeze is angry over Tinubu’s Private Trip to Paris”;  which was credited to one Okechukwu Isiguzoro, describing the press release as “reckless”.

This was contained in a statement e- signed by  the National Publicity Secretary, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Dr. Chiedozie Alex Ogbonnia and made available to Newsmen on  Thursday, February 1,2024.

According to Ogbonnia, Isiguzoro”s press release said Ohanaeze Ndigbo called on President Tinubu to fulfil his constitutional responsibilities…. The press release reads: “Ohanaeze Ndigbo calls on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to fulfill his constitutional responsibilities by formally transmitting power to the Vice president, Kashim Shettima”, etc etc.

He said the above statement was reckless and unguarded.

In Ohanaeze Ndigbo’s statement, Ogbonnia wrote,””the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide led by Chief Engr. Dr. Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, MFR; OFR; CFR; FNICE; FNSE; FNIST; KSG (Ahaejiagamba Ndigbo) was tempted to ignore the said press release  but since our silence may be misconstrued as giving validity to such a whimsical figment of a transactional imagination, this rebuttal becomes very imperative.

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“The Ohanaeze Ndigbo has for an umpteenth time disclaims the said Isiguzoro, reiterating that the Secretary General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo is Ambassador Okey Emuchay, MFR.

“There is no gainsaying that some unreflective Igbo wary transgressors leech on the invaluable and hallowed name of Ohanaeze Ndigbo for narrow, perverse, illicit and pecuniary interests.

“It is indeed very curious that some editors of Nigerian dailies have, true to type, been compromised to remain impervious to reason by turning a cheap lie into media hype; domesticating negative propensities; conveying flawed ethnic renditions; indulging cheap mendacious propaganda; clothing falsehood with elaborate wings and ultimately damaging the corporate image of their nuanced, unethical and unscrupulous publications.

 “Otherwise, there is hardly any Nigerian journalist who doesn’t know that the Secretary General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo is Ambassador Okey Emuchay, MFR.

Ndigbo all over the world are often incensed that an uncultured maladjusted young man would wake up and issue a press release in the name of Ohanaeze Ndigbo with neither clearance nor consultations with the Igbo leadership. This is a clear case of sabotage to 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 upon by the whims, caprices, youthful tempestuousness and immediacies of the uninitiated.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide led by Iwuanyanwu has neither contemplated a press release on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu trip to Paris nor raising the issue of transmission of power to the Vice President, Kashim Shettima,” Ogbonnia said.

Author: Maureen Ikpeama

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