Ohanaeze Suspends Secretary General, Gives Reason

Ohanaeze Ndigbo (Photo credit: Channels TV)

The apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has suspended its Secretary-General, Uche Okwukwu, over alleged anti-organisation activities.

The National Executive Committee of the group said he was suspended over his alignment with the All Progressives Congress (APC) to factionalize the body which is in violation of the constitution of the pan Igbo socio-cultural organization.

Concise News reports that Ohanaeze highest decision-making body, Imeobi, had endorsed Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Reacting to his suspension, Okwukwu was said to have step outside, made some calls and in less than five minutes, over 30 policemen with five Hilux vans stormed the meeting holding at the national secretariat, GRA Enugu to disperse the meeting.

It was gathered that parts of the allegations levelled against the suspended Secretary-General, Okwukwu was hinged on misconduct which includes; “That he organized a press conference in Nnewi, Anambra state, to contravene the position of Ohanaeze on the endorsement of Atiku, when he was part of the endorsement; making some spurious allegations against the leadership of the body, going to Aba, Abia State to endorse President Buhari in the name of Ohanaeze Ndigbo and joining APC leadership to factionalize the Igbo apex body.”

Ohanaeze stated that the action of Okwukwu smacks of betrayal of his people, noting that he was actually in the meeting at the Nike Lake Resort, where the debate on the endorsement took place and he did not raise objection, only for him to go and aligned with desperate politicians in APC, who had vowed to mortgage the future of Igbo nation for their personal gains.

Reacting the Secretary-General dismissed his suspension claiming that it was mere political rascality which can be obtained only in Student Union politics.

He said the meeting was not convened in line with the Ohanaeze’s constitution and therefore his suspension a nullity.

Okwukwu also disclosed that a body of Igbo leaders and concerned personalities have suspended the President-General Nnia Nwodo for his rascality and Prince Richard Ozobu has been appointed the President-General and chairman, disciplinary committee.

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