- The crises rocking Ohanaeze Ndigbo has taken another painful turn, according to Uche Okwukwu
- According to the embattled secretary-general, the crises might cause the southeast the presidency
- Okwukwu is currently feuding with the Nwodo-led Ohanaeze over the organisation's election
The southeast may not eventually produce the 2023 presidency, according to Barr. Uche Okwukwu.
The barrister who is the secretary-general of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo said this will be the result of the current crisis rocking the apex organisation, The Nation reports.
Okwukwu, who has been in a running battle with the Chief Nnia Nwodo-led Ohanaeze, disclosed this while speaking with journalists on Monday, December 21, following the fresh inauguration of new members of the Ohanaeze Electoral Committee.
Okwukwu who faulted the process said:
“The purported Imeobi where they set-up the electoral committee is null and void because only the secretary-general has the power to do so by the Ohanaeze Constitution.
“An illegal meeting was held and they set-up an electoral committee, which in my humble view is illegal, you can’t place something on nothing.
“In Imo state, they even set up a selection committee which came up and said they have nominated Obiozor, they have even warned everyone to run, except Obiozor, else the person will be ostracized. This is unacceptable.”
Recall that Legit.ng had reported that Ohanaeze Ndigbo, was plunged into fresh controversies over the endorsement of Prof George Obiozor as the next president-general.
Nnia Nwodo-led executive is diving down with its reign coming to an end in 2021, in what has opened the possibility for a new leadership taking up the affairs of the group in a few weeks.
But the group has now faced a fresh hurdle in its bid to install new leaders as Nwodo-led executive in collaboration with chairman of Ohanaeze Elders Council (OEC) Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu was said to have begun permutation to hand over power to Obiozor.
Legit.ng had also reported that Ohanaeze Ndigbo distanced itself from the controversial launching of Eastern Security Network (ESN) by the proscribed dissent group, the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
The position of the group was made known by the youth wing of the Ohanaeze in a statement by its media and publicity secretary, Osmond Nkeoma.
Nkeoma, who said Ohanaeze was "undermined" and was never consulted before the launch of the group, maintained that the action of the group negated the collective interest of the southeast group.
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