GTB 737 banner Yudala banner

Nwodo disowns Ohanaeze youths

By Editor on 09/04/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 178

Nwodo
Nwodo

President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nnia Nwodo, has disowned a purported leadership of Ohanaeze Youth Wing.

Nwodo’s action was against the backdrop of an alleged “suspension” slammed on him, by the youth wing, last week.

Yesterday, Nwodo said the youth wing of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation has no leadership for now and so, could not have served a vote of no confidence in him.

Besides, Nwodo, who reacted through his Special Adviser, Chief Emeka Attamah, described them as “attention-seekers.”

Regardless, Nwodo’s “suspension” was contained in a statement sent to newsmen, yesterday.

Those whose names appeared on the statement include Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, President, Ohanaeze Youth Wing, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, Secretary General, Ohanaeze Youth Wing, Obinna Adibe, National PRO Ohanaeze Youth wing, and one President General, Ohanaeze Igbo Women Organisation, Chief Calista N. Adimachukwu.

Last week, the group passed a no confidence vote in Nwodo and also served him seven-day ultimatum to appear before a disciplinary committee, to answer allegations against him, which include running a one-man executive, partisanship and lack of transparency.

But, Nwodo replied that the group had long been disbanded by Ime-Obi, which is the highest decision-making body of Ohanaeze.

“For the avoidance of doubt, while the leadership of Ohanaeze Youth Wing was dissolved in 2016, by the Ime-Obi and the National Executive Council of Ohanaeze, the tenure of the women wing expired with the last executive in 2017, thereby making both of them defunct.”

He also stated that the statement served as  notice to all media and governments that the so-called Ohanaeze Youth Wing does not exist and that new executives for the two wings would soon be elected and inaugurated.

“The National Executive of Ohanaeze Ndigbo exists at the instance of the General Assembly which hasn’t passed a vote of no confidence in it” and added that the office of Ohanaeze has been inundated with letters and messages on how well they have been leading Ndigbo.” 

 

Attamah stated that the president general is the only person among the executive prohibited by the constitution from participating  in party politics,  and that “it is preposterous  to imagine Chief Nwodo could romance any political aspirant let alone determine his choice of a running mate.”

Subsequently, Ohanaeze announced that elections would be conducted for the dissolved Ohanaeze Youth Wing and Ohanaeze Women Wing on April 20 and 21, respectively.

But, the  “Ohanaeze Youth Wing” led by Isiguzoro announced that with the seven-day ultimatum having  expired without Nwodo’s response, they now “suspend” him from office.

When contacted to respond to the “suspension,” Nwodo, who spoke through Attamah, again, wondered why “the media should be giving relevance to a non-existent group.”

He insisted that elections into the youth and women wings of Ohanaeze would take place as planned. 

 

Attamah, however, asked: “Ohanaeze youth wing and the main Ohanaeze body; who will suspend the other?” 

Posted 09/04/2018 2:59:05 PM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
Boko Haram ambush Army commanding officer’s convoy, kills...

US Universityy appoints Ekweremadu Full Professor

England beat Spain to win U17 World Cup...

Biafra: Court adjourns Nnamdi Kanu’s trial

Ekwueme finally flown abroad

Fulani herdsmen kill 25, raze 11 houses in...

Anambra: INEC releases 37 candidates for Nov poll...

Senator calls Buhari ‘incompetent’ for linking late Ghaddafi...

Benue buries 26 as herdsmen kill 25 in...

I can't be intimidated, Dino dares FG

Resignation: ‘We won’t pull down Zuma’s statue…’ Okorocha...

221 police personnel attached to Obiano – Spokesman...

 

Latest News Biafra supporters protest against Buhari in London Appeal court freezes Fayose’s account Nigerian youths are doing well – Osinbajo corrects Buhari Okorocha imposes N3,000 levy on all adults in Imo Senate recovers stolen mace, summons police, DSS over security breach 3rd anniversary: Wike to commission 34 projects Herdsmen, farmers’ clashes: Over 257 killed this year –FG Over billing: S’East consumers protest non provision of prepaid meters Nigeria’s population now 198 million – NPC Shock, anger as thugs invade Senate, escape with mace FG orders probe of N’ASS invasion Court fines media for naming rape victim

 

Most Read NAFDAC eases processes, cost of registering products for MSMEs (5,476 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (3,347 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (3,110 views) IPOB: ‘We need urgent clarifications on Nnamdi Kanu’s status, whereabouts’, UK Govt tells FG (2,855 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (2,841 views) Ex-governor Adebayo, Keyamo, Arise, others get board appointments (2,336 views) Nigeria ripe for Restructuring Now – Nwodo in Chatham House (2,111 views) Quit notice: Kaduna Govt obtains bench warrant against Northern youths (2,051 views) Buhari has disappointed Nigerians – Arewa Youth Forum (2,000 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (1,981 views) Anambra: INEC releases 37 candidates for Nov poll (1,887 views) Chime not owner of Enugu Mall – Spar (1,738 views)

 

SECTIONS EDITORIAL (3) POLITICS (229) SOCIETY (82) SPORTS (3) BUSINESS (114) HEALTH (8) EDUCATION (10) ENTERTAINMENT (3) INTERNATIONAL (15) TECHNOLOGY (0) COLUMNISTS (0) LETTERS (0) OPINION (7)

 

 

Julius Agwu - Crazy Interview Demands