The Ohaneze Youth Council, OYC, and the Women Wing of the group have suspended its President-General, Chief John Nnia Nwodo. The suspension of Nwodo is coming seven days after the group passed a vote of no confidence on him.
Okechukwu Isiguzoro, president, Ohanaeze Youth Wing, confirmed to The Daily Times on Sunday that they suspended Nwodo after their meeting for his refusal to appear before a disciplinary committee set up to investigate allegations against his leadership.
Isiguzoro said himself as President, Ohaneze Youth Wing, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, Secretary-General, OhanezeYouth Wing, Engr Obinna Adibe, National PRO, Ohaneze Youth Wing and Chief Hon. (Mrs.) Calista N. Adimachukwu, President-General, Ohaneze Igbo Women Organisation, signed the document.
The statement readsL “With the 7-Day ultimatum given to the embattled President General, Ohaneze Ndigbo Dr. Nnia Nwodo, having expired, and having had him instead of clearing his sullen hands from the weighty allegations of highhandedness and turning Ohaneze Ndigbo into a political appendage party for those that could pay and pick his greedy bills –the main issue why he was asked to clear his names, to start ordering for termination of leadership and calling for elections into the Youth and women wings for querying him for his gross antisocial behaviours;
“We, the well meaning and rightly focused Ohaneze Youth Wing, OYW, under the President-General, Mazi Okechukwu Isisguzoro, having earlier-on reaffirmed our confidence in our present Executives,hereby, in a joint meeting with Ohaneze Ndigbo Women Wing, therefore, we will no longer have Dr. Nnia Nwodo to continue doing his businesses with Igbo identity and political interests, and hereby arrive at the following decisions, as advised by the 7-man Investigation committee that Nnia Nwodo failed to appear before, to clear his names:
“That, we the Ohaneze Youth Wing, OYW, and Ohaneze Women Wing had for so long tolerated the shameful anddebased politics of Chief Nnia Nwodo-led Ohaneze Ndigbo,while he sidelines the various organs of Ohaneze Ndigbo, including Ime Obi and his 24 – man led Excos that are there to represent their various localities and states and having relegated them to the backgrounds togetting little or no attention from their respective state, socio-cultural and political constituencies; and chartersof offices and demands.
“We hereby find Nwodo loathsome and guilty of anti-Igbo politicking and badly moneyed-Igbo polity killer-character that in the first circumstance had no rolefor political and social services not just Ndigbo’s.
Having failed to appear before the 7-man panel to clear himself of all the weighty gross breaches of office and constitution of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, we take the Investigative Panel’s submission that by so doing he seems to have nothing to deny the wrongs as catalogued against him by Ohaneze Youth Wing;Chief Nnia Nwodo is hereby suspended and should not be seen around Ohaneze Ndigbo secretariat nor operateby proxy! He remains suspended!
“Holding vital evidences on how he has been collecting and hunting for monies at the expense of the Igbo nation, Biafra and Nigeria plights, from one government house to another and as well with Nwodo been at the becks and calls of the money-bags/politicians doing errand boy Ohaneze Presidency. Nwodo remains suspended!
“That Nnia Nwodo occupies the vintage Ohaneze Ndigbo presidency and still talking from both sides of his mouth to soiling the preeminent Ohaneze concept, not just Ohaneze Ndigbo,leading to our earlier calls for him to give accounts of his stewardship but he, instead of taking the ample opportunity to clear his mess, took to media charades announcing that Ohaneze Youth and Women wings, were long suspended and there would be elections for the new leadership to pilot their affairs. Nwodo, remains suspended!
“Assuming without conceding that there are no functional Ohaneze Youth and Women wings while we have Nwodo’s almighty Ohaneze Ndigbo as made known to the media by the non-functional, but now politically romanced and activated, Secretary General Ohaneze Ndigbo, Mazi Uche Okwukwu, whose names have been missing in Ohaneze records of Secretary-general duties courtesy of Nwodo, to now alleging that Ohaneze Youth Wing and Women wing have respectively ceased to exist nor have leadership since 2016 and 2017, is a bad tale in their mouth.
Nwodo remains suspended!“That Nwodo’s Ohaneze Ndigbo is now calling for elections in both Ohaneze Youth and Women wings, with promises of selling forms to gullible aspirants is another political mischief showing gross case of maladministration and intolerance of opposing views with the sole intent to dismember the youth and women wings, more.
While this remains condemnable, we shall resist this Nwodo’s sham with the last drops of our bloods till Ohaneze Ndigbo is rescued and reorganised with a National Acting Steering Committee in-charge and we call upon the Igbo leaders of thoughts,especially the mature minds and notable Ime Obi, Ohaneze leaders namely Prof. Ben Nwabueze, Chief Mbazulike Amaechi, Dr. Dozie Ikedife, Prof. Amuche Azi, Dr. Kate Onwe, Chief Ralph Obiaoha, Chief Obi Nwaka, Engr. Isaac Wowu, Richard Ozobu, Rear Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu to come to Ohaneze Ndigbo’s rescue.
“That Nnia Nwodo speaks from both sides of his mouth while at the same time claiming to represent the pan social ideals of Ohaneze, leading to Ohaneze Ndigbo organisational frameworks, is verily worrisome and too poor expected of any person that occupies such vintagepost of Ohaneze Ndigbo leadership.
That Nwodo speaks differently in different foras on Igbo politics, Biafra restoration and inequalities in Nigerian nationality to now conscripted himself “minister of restructuring” without consulting his Igbo people because a Northeast presidential aspirant now picks his bills and any Igbo not thinking in the same direction with him is in his Ohaneze Ndigbo’s Black book.This has been the plight of the Ohaneze youth and women wings. For this, Nwodo remains suspended and ceases to represent Ohaneze Ndgbo and Igbo nation in any capacity!
“Having had him instead of responding to the weighty allegations of shortchanging Igbo nation and running Ohaneze Ndigbo as a generalissimo to even messing upthe Igbo nation saying that he has been comfortable without Ohaneze youth and women wings to even attempting the impossible throwing the youths and women into a disarray,saying they do not exist nor have a leadership, we the youth and Women Wings in this joint meeting hereby disassociate ourselves from whatever Chief Nnia Nwodois doing, be it his sham Ohanaeze presidency or call for change of leadership.
“He is no longer to us President General of Ohaneze Ndigbo and we bid every other Igbo national to so consider him same for he is no longer the president of Ohaneze Ndigbo and he stands suspended and by extension, his political brigade-boys, Ohaneze Ndigbo Executives till peace and mutual respects for institutional order, measures and respects is returned to Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
”Meanwhile, Nwodo’s loyalists has fired back describing the suspension as a comic relief.The deputy publicity secretary, Chuks Ibegbu, called the bluff of the youth and the women groups, saying “They are no more in existence.“It is very laughable; this rascality has dragged too far.
“How can a group that is no more in existence say they have suspended the president-general of Ohaneze Ndigbo,” he asked.“Children must always learn to respect their parents for them to leave long”, he added.
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