The apex Igbo cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, has accused the leadership of Ohanaeze Youth Wing, OYW, led by Okechukwu Isiguzoro of allegedly engaging in blackmail and lies against the leadership of the organization.
This followed reported sack of Nwodo and his replacement with Prince Richard Ozobu.
Ohanaeze said it was necessary to speak out over the matter since the refusal of the President General, Chief Nnia Nwodo to join issues with the defunct leadership of the OYW, led by Isiguzoro, had given them “the freedom to engage unchallenged in their media war.”
These were contained in a statement in Enugu yesterday, signed by the National Publicity Secretary of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Mr. Achi Okpaga.
The statement read: “The apex Igbo cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, has said that the recent exposure of the crimes committed by the defunct Okechukwu Isiguzoro leadership of the Youth Wing of the organization by the immediate past President General, Prof. Enwo Igariwey, has exposed and punctured the balloon of lies being flown by the non-existent leadership.
“It said that the refusal by the President General, Chief Nnia Nwodo, to join issues with the recalcitrant young man and his co-travellers gave the offending youngsters the freedom to engage, unchallenged in their media war.
“Okpaga stated that the timely exposure of the shenanigans and unsubstantiated claims of the illegal leadership has brought to the foreground a number of issues:
“The first is that it is evident that the said Isiguzoro has no locus standi to lay claim to the leadership of the Youth Wing of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, neither does he have the powers, constitutional or otherwise, to summon, discipline or sack the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide.”