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Owerri – Ohanaeze Youth has described the Chief Iwuanyanwu’s led Ohanaeze Ndigbo as illegitimate organization and has, as well, blasted Chief Iwuanyanwu and Gov. Hope Uzodinma over ploy to deny Rivers State its constitutional right to produce the next Ohanaeze Ndigbo President General (PG).

The apex sociocultural youth organization of Igbo race world wide, Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC), has raised serious alarm against the political conspiracy to deny Igbos of Rivers State extraction of their constitutional right to produce the next President General (PG) of Ohanaeze Ndigbo World Wide.

Revealing this anti-Igbo gimmickry and/or orchestrated plan by Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu and Gov. Hope Uzodinma, the National President General of Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC) Comrade Igboayaka O. Igboayaka regretted that the illegal imposition of Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu by Gov. Hope Uzodinma on Ohanaeze Ndigbo World Wide was a calculated longtime political project of 2027 to use Ohanaeze Ndigbo for selfish and cheap political gains thereby undermining the collective interest cum politico-economic survival of Ndi Igbo. Comrade Igboayaka O Igboayaka, while speaking to press men in Owerri, the Imo State Capital on Thursday 14, 2023, reminded Ndigbo that the emergence of Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu as the factional President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo is against the constitutional framework and/or process of replacing the President General of the apex sociocultural group.It could be recalled that since the National Deputy President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Joel Kroham, hailed from Upatabo in Ahoada West Local Government Area of Rivers State died, the cabals in Ohanaeze Ndigbo have found it less important to fill the vacant position all in an sordid attempt to weaken Ndigbo from Rivers State extraction as a ploy to deny them their constitutional rights to produce the next President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo World Wide, Comrade Igboayaka stated.

Comrade Igboayaka also revealed that the microscopic cabals in Ohanaeze Ndigbo are planning to amend the Constitution of Ohanaeze Ndigbo World Wide to elongate the tenure of Ndi Imo State which Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu is occupying illegally beyond 2025 to 2027 and that’s why gullible National Executive Committee (NEC) members of Ohanaeze Ndigbo have kept silent as Gov. Hope Uzodinma, being a statutory member of Ime-Obi Ohanaeze Ndigbo, and his associates in illegality and/or cohorts have raped and/or breached Article 11 of the Constitution of Ohanaeze Ndigbo and foisted Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu on Ohanaeze Ndígbo in replacement of Prof. George Obiozor as a calculated effort, with a height of political effrontery and/or impunity, to deny Rivers State Igbos of their constitutional opportunity to produce the next President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo come 2025.

Before 2025, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Constitution would again be ominously manipulated by way of amendment and Ohanaeze Ndigbo, under Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, would become a political wing of Gov. Hope Uzodinma. Unfortunately, Gov. Hope Uzodinma is scheming dangerously to build Ohanaeze Ndigbo around himself and retire many of his perceived political traducers and/or enemies of Igbo extraction before 2027 in order to magnify himself as Igbo leader and thereby craftily use Ohanaeze Ndigbo to work his way out for 2027 Presidential project by using his second tenure bid to become a leech on Igbo treasury for another four years. Ndi Imo will experience worse looting in Imo Douglas house if Hope Uzodinma desperately secures second tenure, but his confidence in using Omuma Rigging Magic will collapse on 11th November 2023.

It’s on record that Gov. Hope Uzodinma wasted Imo State funds in billions on Sen. Ahmed Lawan presidential project both in form purchase and his primary election with the anticipation to be nominated as Vice Presidential candidate to Sen. Lawan but the said intention hit a heavy rock when the then Sen. Bola Ahmed Tinubu, now the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, though still in escrow, took the presidential ticket of All Progressives Congress (APC) in an unusual political maradona style from them. It’s very crucial in the history of Ndi Igbo that all progressive Igbo political stakeholders should rise now and stop the duo of Gov. Hope Uzodinma’s and Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu’s collective agenda of socio-political connivance to ridicule Ohanaeze Ndigbo and distort Igbo unity for selfish political aggrandisement.I, therefore, call the attention of His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi and Barr. Uche Okwukwu to take a strong position in the unity of Igbo race and ensure that Gov. Hope Uzodinma and Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu’s conspiracy does not thwart and/or unlawfully derogate against the constitutional right of the Rivers State Igbos of producing the next President General of the organisation, Igboayaka stated.With the constitutional framework of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, in the eyes of the law, is not the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo and should, henceforth, stop parading himself as the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Igboayaka warned.It’s regrettable that the same Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, who served under the tenure of Justice Eze Ozobu in 2003 as the Chairman of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Constitution Review Committee, could contravene the same Constitution of Ohanaeze Ndigbo particularly Article 11 thereto which stated the constitutional procedure(s) to elect a new President General (PG) of Ohanaeze Ndigbo. It smacks of hypocrisy and of appalling betrayal of public trust that Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu has contravened the Constitution he was the Chairman of the Committee that reviewed same in 2003. This is a clear demonstration of impunity and lack of integrity by Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu.Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu was snuggled into Ohanaeze Ndigbo as a President General by Gov. Hope Uzodinma through his customary ‘Ben Johnson way’ and that’s why the former has lacked the temerity and/or boldness to speak truth to justice and fairness against the bloodthirsty government of Gov Hope Uzodinma, which Ndi Imo have rejected his second tenure perceiving his re-election as the worse famine and insecurity that will hit Ndi Imo. It’s obvious that I was not appointed as Ohanaeze Youth Council President General by Gov. Hope Uzodinma or Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu. Therefore, my assignment and/or moral obligation is to serve Igbo youths world wide and not to be subservient and docile to either sheepishly serve Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu or serve Gov. Hope Uzodinma in fiefdom. Ohanaeze Ndigbo World Wide was created after the genocide against Ndigbo as a pressure group for the advancements of the Igbo political and economic developments and not an army of any political jobber and/or party that would lick the asses of political demagogues like Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, Alex Ogbonna and their kindred. As far as Ohanaeze Ndigbo World Wide, as led by Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, has failed and sat on its principles, laws and standards that guide the sociocultural organization, Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC) shall rise above board to maintain the principles, standards and the laws of Ohanaeze as a pressure group, Comrade Igboayaka O Igboayaka declared.

Ohanaeze Youth Council(OYC) warned Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, Alex Ogbonna and their illegally constituted Ohanaeze Ndigbo to steer clear from giving credence to Gov Hope Uzodinma second term agenda, which has widely rejected by Ndigbo and Ndi Imo in particular due to his government since three years and six months is characterized with insecurity, killings, burning of houses and collapse of businesses in Imo State.

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