- Ohanaeze has accused the southeast governors of frustrating its efforts
- The Igbo group said most of the governors were not supporting their cause of achieving their objectives
- Chucks Ibegbu, the spokesman of the group, however, noted that a former governor of the state and a current governor in the region have given their support
The pro-Igbo apex organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has accused some past and present southeast governors of not giving the body needed support to achieve its aims and objectives.
The Sun reports that the group said in the last four years only governors of Enugu, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and former governor of Imo state, Rochas Okorocha, respectively have supported the organisation.
Legit.ng gathered that the spokesman of the group, Chucks Ibegbu, said the problem started before the 2019 election, adding that “because of their selfish interest, some of them supported President Muhammadu Buhari while others supported Abubakar Atiku.
According to him, the group said it went with its principled solution by going for someone that would restructure Nigeria but "then these governors didn’t like it they decided to work against us. They started diverting the funds meant for the organization and downplaying the role of the apex head."
“We are advising them to be patriotic to the Igbo agenda as this could mean war on Igbo to the people. Some of them are dillydallying pretending Ohanaeze does not matter or belongs to somebody, Ohanaeze belongs to us all because it is there to protect us all.
"They need to support us financially, morally and psychologically. We need to stop being divided; we can’t be saying one thing and they are saying another. They need to stop working against our interests.
The group said that despite that Okorocha supported Buhari, he still paid his dues, adding that he is a man who understands the difference between politics and ethnicity.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the South East for President 2023 (SEFORP2023) and the Pan-Nigeria Presidency of Igbo Extraction Coalition (PANDIEC) were at loggerheads.
In another report, it was gathered that a security summit slated to hold between the southeast governors and the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, on Wednesday, February 12, was almost disrupted.
It was reported that the delay by southeast governors and the IGP to arrive at the venue of the security summit nearly marred the event.
The event which was slated for 9 am was attended by the leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, traditional rulers from the five states of the zone, religious leaders, captains of industry and other stakeholders from the zone.
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