Ohanaeze Ndigbo sacks Nnamdi Kanu , leader of IPOB over reckless statement on Anambra

www.odogwublog.com reports that the Ohanaeze Ndigbo, an apex Igbo socio-cultural organization has cautioned the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu and his movement, IPOB over reckless statements especially his call for a boycott of Anambra Governorship elections.
The President-General of Ohanaeze,  Chief John Nnia Nwodo said if such continues the body would disown Kanu and his group, said he  was particularly embittered by the call by IPOB for a boycott of Anambra Election in November.
Nwodo said Kanu had breached the undertaking he took before him (Nwodo) when he was released from detention.

Nwodo spoke while addressing the members of the Anambra State house of Assembly at the Legislative Complex, Awka, Anambra State.
Nwodo was received by the  Speaker of Anambra Assembly, Mrs Rita Mmaduagwu and a former national Chairman of the All Progressives grand Alliance, Chief Victor Umeh, among other members of the House.
Maduagwu and Umeh said the Igbo should avoid been divided in whatever cause the would pursue in the prevailing circumstance, adding that the time to listen to the Igbo had come.
Nwodo further  said, “I’m just being paternal. The way I commended them as my children; is the way I have the right to chastised them when they go wrong. We don’t need this heat up”.

 Nwodo’s addressed read in part “News that reached us in the past few days that Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of IPOB has declared that there will be no election in Anambra in November is shocking and disturbing. I hereby countermand that declaration as President General of Ohaneze.
“Whereas Ohanaeze understands the marginalization and unfair treatment of Igbos which have given rise to self-determination movements in Igboland, leaders of these movements must not arrogate to themselves the supreme leadership of Igboland.
“Statements of the kind credited to Nnamdi Kanu are provocative, misleading and unproductive. Why should Anambra people be denied the opportunity to choose their own leader? Why should any of us who are not from Anambra, no matter how highly placed, descend to the arena and dictate for Anambra people when to vote, whether to vote or who to vote for?

“Anambra, nay Igbos, are still part and parcel of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Yes, we are not happy with our treatment in Nigeria. Yes, some of us want Biafra. Yes, some of us prefer a restructured Federal Republic of Nigeria. But the fact remains that we are still part and parcel of the present Federal Republic of Nigeria, bound by its laws, no matter how repressive or unjust.
“Our approach to reforms of our laws even if it leads to self-determination or restructuring must be lawful. We must convince other Nigerians of our point of view, we must strive to make others share our convictions.
“Our language must be civil, respectful and lead to consensus building. We must resist any attempt to turn division amongst us, as to which way we must go, become a source of altercations between us.
“As we speak very many of our people living in Northern Nigeria are in complete awe and consternation regarding how safe they will be after October 1st. Other Northerners living amongst us are also worried.
 “The Inspector General of Police has taken public notice of Nnamdi's comments inviting a possible invasion of Anambra by the Nigerian Police, increasing the already existing siege of our people which lead to daily extortion on our highways. All these developments have arisen out of unguarded utterances.

“I find no venue more suited for the statements I make here. Every constituent part of Anambra is represented here. I believe that the honourable members here are competent enough to carry the Ohaneze message to every nook and cranny of Anambra State.
 Nwodo who said the organization would visit other houses of assembly in  Igbo speaking states ,further said“ We are happy with the peace that exists here. We are happy with the steady progress Anambra has registered over the years. The next election can only improve not retard it."
Earlier, the Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, speaking through his Senior Special Assistant  on legislative matters, Chief Chiedozie Ezeugwa, said that the  state government was committed to the Igbo cause and would continue to do everything to support the Ohaneze in protecting interest Igbo.

Ohanaeze Ndigbo sacks Nnamdi Kanu , leader of IPOB over reckless statement on Anambra Ohanaeze Ndigbo sacks Nnamdi Kanu , leader of IPOB over reckless statement on Anambra Reviewed by Unknown on Thursday, June 29, 2017 Rating: 5

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