The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council, OYC, has alerted the members of the public over what it called a fake group operating under the aegis of Ohanaeze South-East zone.
This is coming amidst a meeting purportedly held in Enugu by a group priding itself as Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youths, South-East zone.
In a statement on Thursday by the President-General of OYC, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike and the Secretary General Comrade Obinna Achionye, they cautioned politicians to be wary of people using the name of the organization to defraud them.
He said the group being led by one Mazi Okpalaezeukwu does not exist and should be discountenanced.
“It has come to our attention that some people are desperately using the name of Ohanaeze Youth Council to deceive politicians in Anambra State.
“We want to state categorically that there is nothing like Ohanaeze South East in the structure of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization.
“Ohanaeze is organized from Local Government, State and then the national level. There is, therefore, nothing like Ohanaeze South-East zone.
This was merely a name concocted to deceive politicians in Anambra State ahead of the November guber election. We are urging the masses to not to do anything with any group by that name. The leader of that group, Mr. Okpalaezeukwu from Anambra State was a former Youth leader of the OYC in Anambra State, but his tenure long expired in January 2021, having been elected in 2017.
“We, therefore, urged the good people of Anambra State, Ndigbo and Nigerians in general not to be deceived by jobbers,” Okwu stated.