The Youth Wing of the apex-Igbo socio-cultural organization Ohanaeze Ndigbo has vowed to wrestle the group from the claws of its national president John Nwodo.
This was contained in a statement by the youths on Tuesday where they lauded some Igbo leaders for wading into the crises rocking the group.
According to the statement, “Some respectable Igbo elders, leaders of thought, captains of industries and intelligentsias have not only intervened but agreed to convene and as well invited us to this weekend’s “SAVE OHANAEZE NDIGBO” meeting in Owerri, Imo State, with the intent to strategize and reposition Ohanaeze Ndigbo, for the return of Igbo cultural nationalism, pan social order and rule of sensible leadership cum mutual respects for the integral organs and compact leadership in Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
We will attend, to brief them more on Nwodo’s charades in veil of Ohanaeze Ndigbo. We are also made to know that there would be likely change of guards in the leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo and election of a national Acting Steering Committee of Ohanaeze Ndigbo with a vibrant and good headed Enugu state citizen, to complete the tenure of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo presidency presently zoned to Enugu state.
“It may also be interesting to inform the Igbo nation and the reading public that we have been receiving extra-intimidating concerns through calls and direct body contacts lauding our bold moves and struggles to reset Ohanaeze Ndigbo guiding principles and philosophy and rescue it from Nnia Nwodo’s one man show for the popular good and growth of peaceable and sociable behaviour and integrative leadership.
“Therefore, we confidently tell the unsuspecting public and readers to discountenance faith in Nwodo self-effacing and diminishing politics since the leaders, movers and shakers of Ohanaeze Ndigbo and Igbo nation have moved-in to salvage Ohanaeze Ndigbo from his greedy self-aggrandizement, power drunkenness and misinformation – thereby, speaking from both sides of his mouth to making disgusting misrepresentation of Igbo interests and Ohanaeze Ideology.”
They added that “to this breakthrough, having teeming supporters, home and diasporas decrying Nnia Nwodo’s Ohanaeze Ndigbo arbitrary leadership, we say, yes, Ohanaeze Ndigbo afresh in our minds.”