The Chidi-Ibeh led Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, has apologized to the Chairman, Southeast Governors’ Forum and the Executive Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. David Nweze Umahi and Ndigbo at large for disappointing the zone in the just concluded 2023 Party Primaries.
Umahi had over the weekend pass vote of no confidence on the Professor George Obiozor led Ohanaeze, and declared that he would no longer recognize him as the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
He said Obiozor was supposed to make himself a rallying point during the struggle for the presidency of Igbo extraction, but he failed to stand for the South East region when it mattered most.
In a statement signed by the Secretary-General of Chidi-Ibeh led Ohanaeze, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, the group called for calm, stating that all hope is not lost.
“We are calling for truce and calm, and the blame games should lessen for we are back on the drawing board in partnership with all critical stakeholders in the southeast as it’s not over until it’s over”.
“We share in the pains of Ndigbo, particularly in the lamentations of the Chairman of the Southeast Governors’ Forum and the Governor of Ebonyi state, Engr Dave Umahi. When the head is rotten it affects every part of the body. We tender our unreserved apologies to Ndigbo and the southeast Governors led by Governor Dave Umahi. What is expected of everyone now is aggressive mobilization of all Igbo eligible voters in the 774 local government areas that make up the nation to register and obtain their PVCs. There is a sizable population of Igbos outside and it’s not over yet for Ndigbo”.
“No matter how long we walked in the wrong direction, Ndigbo should remember that the Messiah might not be in the major political parties. The southeast is still in the contest for 2023, there are some options open for the southeast, in the absence of the rotten head, selected special IMEOBI and ELDERS COUNCIL members are now saddled with the duty to navigate NdIgbo through the political stormy weather, the sun will always rise from the East, it’s not over”, Ohanaeze assured