Okorocha accused of fueling Ohanaeze’s crisis

Okorocha accused of fueling Ohanaeze's crisis

Ohanaeze Youth Council, OYC, an Igbo youth social-cultural organisation has accused former Governor of Imo State and current Senator representing Imo West, Owelle Rochas Okorocha of fueling crises in Ohanaeze Ndigbo because of his presidential ambition.

The group asked the Senator to retrace his step and stop fueling the division within the Igbo Apex Socio-cultural group. They also reminded Senator Okorocha that the task ahead of Ndigbo is to work towards the emergence of a Nigerian president of Igbo extraction.

The group stressed that by dabbling and interfering in Ohanaeze politics and causing crisis in Igbo land, it may bring doubts in the minds of Ndigbo and Nigerians over his presidential ambition.

Igboayaka O. Igboayaka, President of the group in a statement Standard Observers asked Senator Okorocha to use the remaining time ahead of 2023 to reconcile with all political factors and become an ambassador of peace in Igbo land.

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The group added that it is unreasonable and unacceptable for Okorocha to be pulling the strings and pushing Mr. Chidi Ibeh to be distracting the whole Igbo race on his purported election and reckless press releases parading himself as the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo.

“The crux of the matter has ended in Prof. George Obiozor’s emergence as the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo in the election held on 10th January at Owerri, therefore, every progressive and reasonable Igbo person should drop his or her grievances and work with Prof. Obiozor for the overall interest of Ndigbo, “the group stated.

“Anyone who disagrees to bring what he or she has on the table to join forces with Prof. Obiozor to make Alaigbo politically and economically viable must have a selfish interest to undermine Alaigbo, and such persons must be resisted by Igbo youths across the globe, “.

According to the group, anyone who loves Igbo land shouldn’t have hand in fueling crisis, or to make Igbo land a war zone, but should diplomatically aid in maintaining a peaceful atmosphere through dialogue, negotiation and reconciliation.

“No one’s interest can override the general interest of Ndigbo, therefore Prof. George Obiozor has adopted negotiation, reconciliation and dialogue and workable tools to build a new Igbo society and should be embraced by all progressive and patriotic Igbo groups and leaders.