Lagos – reports that that former secretary of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Lagos State, Chief Evaristus Ozonweke, in the estimation of stakeholders in the Ohanaeze Ndigbo family deserves an award of deceits and blackmail especially as he has been deceiving Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide in Enugu till date.
This is so as the President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Lagos State, Chief Solomon Ogbonna Aguene, has stated that it is time to give Igbo leadership to some patriotic Igbo leaders and not people that constitute nuisance like the former General Secretary of Ohanaeze, Chief Evaristus Ozonweke, in Lagos State.
Chief Aguene stated this on the heels of the activities of some people he described as “Jankara” leaders parading themselves as Igbo leaders in Lagos State. Chief Aguene mentioned some Igbo leaders like Chief Chidi Anyaegu, Managing Director of Chisco Motors Limited, Chief Charles Odunukwe, (Chaldon), Chief Mike Umeh, Chief Ifeanyi Odii and others, who have demonstrated their love for Ndigbo in Lagos State over the years.He explained that since those earlier entrusted to lead Ndigbo in Lagos State have failed, it is time to unite under the elder statesman, Chief Ebitu Ukiwe, to bring people to lead Ndigbo in the State.He commended critical stakeholders Chief Anyaegbu, Odunukwe, Odii and Umeh, for what they have done to Ndigbo in Lagos State through their philanthropic gestures that have benefited Ndigbo.The ebullient Ohanaeze President stated that when Chief Charles Odunukwe was the President of Aka Ikenga, he supported Ndigbo as well as Anyaegbu, who has been a great pillar of Ohanaeze and has assisted Ndigbo by giving scholarships, paying hospital bills and donating huge sums of money in order to uplift the less privileged among Ndigbo in Lagos State.
Chief Aguene described some of the people parading themselves as Igbo leaders in Lagos State as blackmailers and selfish acclaimed Igbo leaders, who do not protect the interest of Ndigbo in the State.
On the leadership of Ohanaeze in Lagos State, Aguene stated that he remains the President and those fronting Chief Sunday Ossai are doing so in order to use him to beg for money from people and are not representing Ndigbo. He noted that very soon they will use Chief Ossai to beg for money for Igbo Day Celebration just for their selfish interests.
Chief Aguene warned Ndigbo to beware of some people parading themselves as Igbo leaders in Lagos State and described them as blackmailers and selfish acclaimed Igbo leaders, who do not have the interest of Ndigbo at heart.
He mentioned the former Secretary of Ohanaeze Ndígbo, Lagos State, Chief Evaristus Ozonweke as one of those constituting nuisance and causing the crisis in Ohanaeze Ndígbo Lagos State and equally benefiting from the crisis.
He explained that Ozonweke, also known as Onowu, had worked for him, Chief Ossai, G50 and other Igbo groups with the sole aim of causing crisis among Ndigbo in Lagos State.
Chief Aguene revealed that while Ozonweke pretended to be supporting Chief Ossai, he was also a key informant that brought information to him against Ossai and that was why he donated N100,000 during his father’s burial in order to support him and made it public so that people will know the type of person he is.
Aguene revealed that Ozonweke is now working against Ossai by pestering Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu and telling him that Chief Ossai is not capable as Ohanaeze President and Iwuanyanwu should sack Ossai and make him (Ozonweke) the President of Ohanaeze, Lagos State.
He revealed that it was not the first time Ozonweke was acting in such manner. He recalled that the crisis in Ohanaeze Ndigbo Lagos State was caused by Ozonweke, who deceived the former president of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide to cancel the Ohanaeze election in Lagos State, which led to protracted litigation until Chief Solomon Aguene resolved it.
He stated that it was time to expose such characters within the Igbo circle because Ozonweke is like a poisonous venom that goes from one place to another blackmailing people, knocking heads together in order to cause crisis in Ohanaeze Ndigbo Lagos State.
He explained recently he went from one traditional ruler to another spreading false information that the Ohanaeze electoral committee headed by Chief Oliver Akubueze gave him N7.5m just to cause crises. He stated that Ohanaeze Ndigbo Lagos State led by him will soon give him an award as Chief Blackmailer in Igboland.