The apex-Igbo sociocultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has denied taking Anambra State Governor, Charles Soludo, to deities in over his recent attack on the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi.
The group in a statement issued today by its Media and Publicity Secretary, Alex Ogbonnia, disclaimed media reports suggesting that the body or Ndigbo have dragged the governor to two famous divinities and deities, Chokoleze in Mbaise and Ubiniukpabi in Arochuku over his behaviour.
"Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worlwide led by an erudite scholar and a seasoned diplomat, Ambassador Professor George Obiozor, CON would have ignored the said press release but silence in this circumstance will tend to give validity to such a fallacy by the unsuspecting public.
"For the avoidance of doubt, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has never contemplated consultation to deities in seeking solutions for the Igbo dilemma.
"The Igbo are profoundly endowed in various ways least of which is a resort to deities.
"It needs be added that on November 15, 2022, the National Executive Committee of Ohanaeze Ndigbo held a meeting presided over by Obiozor.
"The issue of the place of the Igbo in 2023 was elaborately discussed."
"Ohanaeze once more informs that the Secretary General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide is Ambassador Okey Emuchay, MFR and any claim to the contrary are mischief makers, impostors, charlatans, social climbers and those media navigators who leech on the invaluable footprints of Ohanaeze Ndigbo to issue press releases for narrow, perverse and illicit pecuniary interests.
"It is such unwholesome activities by some maladjusted, impish scaremongers that have been the bane of Igbo cohesion and progress.
"It is worth repeating that various eminent Igbo dignitaries have appealed to such mischiefmakers to appreciate that Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide represents the Igbo history, emotions, collectivity, spirituality, unity and strength.
"Witness abounds that we have severally appealed to the social deviants that the Igbo, all over the world owe a profound emotional attachment to their apex socio-cultural organisation, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide and as such our sacred identity should not be desecrated on the whims, caprices and immediacies of the uninitiated."
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