Abakaliki – The apex socio-cultural youth organisation, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, Monday, stressed that there was nothing wrong with the dissolution of the Ohanaeze Executives by Igbo Elders in the country.
According to the Youths, the actions of the elders were meant to put Ndigbo back on track and stop certain individuals from being seen as untouchables.
The group urged the embattled President-General of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Chief Nwodo to respect himself by abiding by the seeming dissolution of the Executive Council of the apex Igbo body.
The Igbo youth group said the dissolved Ohanaeze EXCO had everything within its powers to ensure the complete registration of the apex Igbo socio-cultural body, but could not do so, based on its selfish interest.
According to the ONYC, the dissolved EXCO failed to harmonise and champion the interests of different Igbo groups and affiliate unions, but was busy hob-nobing with a People’s Democratic Party Presidential candidate in the last general elections.
In a statement issued in Abakaliki, the President-General of the group, Okechukwu Isigusoro and Secretary General, Okwu Nnabuike, described the move by Igbo Elders as an action tailored towards the overall interest of the Southeasterners.
The statement read in part, “Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, call on Nnia Nwodo to emulate Adams Oshiomole and accept the dissolution of his Exco over their inability to conclude the registration process Of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, which his predecessor Chief Gary Igariwey began in 2016.
“We can authoritatively say that because of pursuits of political gains using the Igbo platform, Nwodo attention was diverted from completion of the process of registration at Corporate Affairs Commission, which his predecessor started.
“They had everything at their disposal; there were funds from Governors on monthly basis and international donors supported him. There was new facilities in the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Secretariat built by former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha. Instead of harnessing and harmonising all various interests groups and affiliated organisations, for all inclusive purposes and vibrant organisation, 2019 endorsement of PDP Presidential candidate, destroyed Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
Recall that a new Ohanaeze Ndigbo General Assembly was reporrtedly said to have been registered with the Corporate Affair Commission and purportedly taken over the leadership of the Igbo apex socio-cultural organisation.
The monarch of Igbariam community in the Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra State, Dr Nkeli Nzekwe, inaugurated a new Ohanaeze Ndigbo body in his palace.