Faction drags Ohanaeze PG to court

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Constitutional review: Ohanaeze presents case, says those denied justice have no interest in peace

A faction in the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has dragged the newly elected President-General, Prof George Obiozo to court.

The Chief Uche Okwukwu’s faction has asked the court to grant a restraining order against the PG and stop him from parading himself as leader of the organisation.

Okwukwu said Obiozor is a “product of illegality as the election that purportedly elected him on January 10, 2021, was not conducted in line with the constitution of the organisation.”

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Okwukwu, who was suspended as the Secretary-General of the body, led a faction which had on January 9 elected Chief Chidi Ibeh as PG.

He prayed an Abuja High Court for an interpretation of Articles 10,11,14 and 21 of the organisation’s constitution and asked for a declaration that his suspension as a scribe was invalid and that the December 20 Ime-Obi meeting that produced the Chief Enwo Igariwey-led election committee was null and void since the constitutional provisions were allegedly not met.

In the suit which is billed for hearing on January 24, Okwukwu is demanding N30 million as general damages against the president general and registered trustees of the body.