- A statement by a self-acclaimed spokesperson of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Okechukwu Isiguzoro has been denied by the group
- Ohanaeze Ndigbo warned that the Igbo socio-political group never threatened to work against Atiku Abubakar, PDP's newly elected 2023 presidential flagbearer
- The group also urged the general public to disregard any statement from Isiguzoro or his like who aim to mislead the people
The leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo has denied claims that it had threatened to work against the 2023 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.
Reacting to a press statement released on Sunday, May 29, by Okechukwu Isiguzoro, a self-acclaimed spokesperson of the group, Ohanaeze said those behind such a threat are mischievous.
PM News reports that the spokesperson of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chiedozie Ogbonnia said that the group regrets the actions of those who issued the statement.
Misleading the general public with fake news
Ogbonnia describing these individuals as impostors, charlatans and unscrupulous social climbers, said that they have been working effortlessly to deceive the general public.
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“For the avoidance of doubt, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, the apex Igbo socio-cultural body, led by Ambassador Professor George Obiozor has not issued any press statement on the candidacy of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar.
“Ohanaeze awaits with keen interest, the full outcome of the ongoing primaries by all the political parties before it can issue a press release with respect to the Igbo position on the 2023 general election."
He further urged the public to disregard any statement which did not come from the group’s secretary-general, Okey Emuchay.
Ohanaeze Ndigbo, northern elders trade words over demand for NEF spokesperson's arrest
Ohanaeze Ndigbo was warned to desist from making dangerous comments that would put members of the Northern Elders' Forum in harm's way.
The warning was issued by the national convener of the Forum Ango Abdullahi over the call for the arrest of NEF's spokesperson Hakeem Baba-Ahmed.
According to Abdullahi, Baba-Ahmed's comments and statements are authorized and represent the forum's positions.
2023: We’re the kingmakers in Nigeria, says Northern Elders Forum
The Northern Elders Forum had declared that they are power brokers in Nigeria's political environment.
The statement was reportedly made by the spokesperson of the influential northern group, Dr Hakeem Baba-Ahmed.
Baba-Ahmed was said to have made the comment while delivering a lecture at the Arewa House in Kaduna state.