We, the leadership of the Ohanaeze Youth Wing, OYW, have the mandate of the respectable Igbo elders, leaders of thought, captains of industries and intelligentsias that recently met at Enugu on SAVE OHANAEZE NDIGBO to brief the Igbo nation and general public that another expanded meeting of SAVE OHANAEZE GROUP meeting held today at Enugu and after series of consultations and meeting, unanimously sacked the self-estranged and suspended President, Ohanaeze Ndigbo,Chief. Nnia Nwodo for playing games with the Igbo Nation and been antisocial with Igbo’s socio-political and economic interests. .
It is open to the watching public and mindful ding Igbo nationals that Ohanaeze Ndigbo has with the kind of Chief Nnia Nwodo’s leadership seen Igbos missing in the political radar of Nigeria and losing grips of Igbo citizens and as well, plummeted to the lowest ebb seeing Ohanaeze Ndigbo becoming an appendage political platform to politicians and already decided and having had Nwodo voted on 2019 presidential election without any negotiation.
It could be recalled that last Enugu meeting “agreed to not only sanitize but constitute a National Steering Committee, Ohanaeze Ndigbo to be constituted before the end of the week. Three persons already shortlisted for Nnia Nwodo’s replacement are Prince Richard Ozobu, Sir OAU Onyema and Prof Eche Ugwu; who are verily tested products of tradition”.
In another follow up meeting held at Enugu today the SAVE OHANAEZE meeting has also asked Ohanaeze Youth Wing to brief the press – especially announcing a change in Ohanaeze Ndigbo Leadership.
The meeting attended by Igbo Leaders, Save Ohanaeze Group,.Ohanaeze Youths and Women gathered, in Enugu today and screened all the 3 shortlisted candidates for Nwodo’s replacement, namely Prince Richard Ozobu, Sir OAU Onyema and Prof Ugwu, and Prince Ozobu emerged new President General, Ohanaeze Ndigbo and he will be sworn-in on 21st April, 3018 at Owerri, Imo state.
The meeting, also plead with the Igbo nation, Southeast Governors, Igbo Leaders of Thought, intelligentsias and captains of industries, Ohaanaeze Youths and Women to support the new President General, Prince Richard Ozobu and his Team to be announced later.
As a consequence, Nwodo have been banned from carrying any action and or political hobnobbing with Ohanaeze Ndigbo’s sacred identity; and he is banned from entering Ohanaeze Ndigbo Secretariat and if seen there, he would have himself to be blamed.
The meeting also observed that Nnia Nwodo had also alienated the Ohanaeze Youths and Women Wings to the level of calling for elective convention on both wings, just to rival and silence the Igbo youths and women who are watchful and opposed to his preference for recycling another politician of the old brigade, as President Buhari’s alternative.
The meeting observes, also that the Ohanaeze youth and women wing were merely victims of Nwodo’s political brigandages because they after reviewing the Nwodo’s political gambit and permutation wondered the difference between six and half of a dozen; that there should be thorough negotiation. And commended the youth and women for their resiliency and protection of Igbo identity; also saying that Igbo youths and women and politicians may dash to politics but not Igbo’s Ohanaeze Ndigbo platform should serve a political clearing house. Moreover, the meeting with a rattling hindsight to Ohanaeze Ndigbo and Igbo’s one-way political disposition during 2015 presidential elections, said “Never Again that Igbo not be seen pierced in the eyes by a same stick”.
The meeting went further to caution the Igbo nation on presidential election and draws their attention of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo / Igbo Elders led by Pa. Mbazulike Amaechis, Dozie Ikedifes, Ben Nwabuezes, Ralph Obiohas pre-2015 presidential elections wise but unheard advise that there should not be adoption of any presidential candidate. Then Ohanaeze appeared deaf going against the elders avoidable political miscalculation advise and even constituted political nuisance becoming the only ethnic nationality organization not hearing the wise-saying: Ihe okenye no ana were fu, nwata rigolo enu oji o gaghi afu ya (What the elder sees while sitting down, even if a child climbs an iroko’s top he will not see it”; with Ohanaeze Ndigbo adopting President Goodluck Jonathan inside Aso Rock.
In view of the foregoing, the save Ohanaeze meeting, also said that there is no need deciding in a hurry against the incumbent – President Muhammadu Buhari and there must be a thorough negotiation without hurting anyone or region’s humanity. It would not be business as usual and South East Governors and Leaders (political and traditional) and especially Ime Obi leaders that long severed links with sham Ohanaeze Ndigbo presidency must be involved.
Together We Can. YES! OHAHAEZE NDIGBO, AFRESH IN OUR MINDS!
God bless, Igbo nation. God bless good people especially the Igbo elders, leaders of thought, captains of industries and Intelligentsias already conferencing and assembled not wanting to be at home, while the goat gives birth in tethers.
Signed and Dated: April 18, 2018
Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro
President, Ohanaeze Youth Wing
Mazi Okwu Nnabuike
Secretary General, Ohanaeze Youth Wing
Comrade Achuonye Obinna
Vice President, Ohanaeze Youth Wing