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2015: Ohanaeze Ndibgo Endorses GEJ for national conference

The Igbo  socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo ,    has, in Anambra State Capital , endorsed President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan , the People Democratic Party ,(PDP )…

The Igbo  socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo ,    has, in Anambra State Capital , endorsed President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan , the People Democratic Party ,(PDP ) flag bearer for the presidential election because it believes he is more likely to implement national conference report.

Speaking to the Journalists , the President of Ohanaeze in the  State  who is also the chairman of Ohanaeze Ndigbo State Presidents Forum ,  Elder  Chris  Eluemunoh,  said that the seven presidents—general of the seven states that make up the Igbo nation which include ,Anambra –Elder Chris Elumunoh,Enugu-Dr Eric Ebeh, Imo- Dr Ezechi Chukwu , Abia- Chief Emmanuel Oparanta,  Ebonyi- Mr  Pius Nwankwo ,Rivers-  Prince Igo Okparamma and Delta – Elder Ifeanyichukwu Onwukamike, resolved to endorse  Goodluck Jonathan  because of the need to implement the National Conference recommendations as he was the initiator of the conference they said  would unite the country .

In a communiqué signed by the seven president-generals   they posited that since the All Progressive Congress, APC, opted out of the conference, it means that the initiator, President Jonathan would be voted to implement it .

According to them, “  considering  the realities of the forthcoming 2015 general elections , Ohanaeze Ndigbo State Presidents forum, has objectively made a critical assessment of the scenario  and our findings revealed that the implementation of the just concluded National Conference  resolutions  is both timely and necessary for the sake of equity ,fairness and common good of all Nigerians as an entity”.

They said “ since the Confab is the brainchild of President Jonathan , it is then logical and impressive that he is the one that would be desirous to implement the said confab resolutions rather  than any other candidate.”

“ In view of the foregoing the Ohanaeze state presidents forum therefore endorses president Jonathan in the forth coming presidential elections and urges all Igbos in the 36 states of the Federation and Abuja to vote massively for him.”

On the alleged crises rocking the apex Igbo body they stated that  Chief Enwo Igariweh and Dr Joe Nworgu remain the president- general and Secretary general of the body adding “we disassociate ourselves and condemn herewith illicit and inordinate activities of Chief Mbazulike Amaechi and his cohorts in their bid to undermine the integrity of the duly  elected National Executive Council (NEC) of Ohanaeze Ndigbo”.

They hinted that  Chief Mbazulike  lacked the locus standi, statutory legitimacy and moral wherewithal to decimate or truncate the constitutional four year term of the Igariweh  led executive .

 They said , “Mbazulike is neither the leader nor spokes person of Ndigbo and should refrain from parading himself as same.”

According to them, “Mbazulike and cohorts are running the risk of extensive sanctions from Ohanaeze Ndigbo if they do not desist from their well established antithetical utterances and inimical activities geared toward denigrating the present Ohanaeze Ndigbo NEC and the corporate integrity  of Ohanaeze.”

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