Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Tuesday, described those behind publications alleging that it called for the impeachment of VP Yemi Osibanjo as ‘mischief-makers, impostors, charlatans and lose media navigators who leech on the invaluable footprints of Ohanaeze’.
Dr Alex Ogbonnia, national publicity secretary of Ohanaeze, clarified this in a release made available to Adadareporters.com in Enugu.
It would be recalled that senators, mainly of the Peoples Democratic Party, last week, threatened to impeach President Buhari due to his regime’s failure to secure the territory of Nigeria against insurgency.
A part of Ohanaeze’s message read, “Ordinarily, Ohanaeze Ndigbo 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.
“It is therefore necessary to inform that those behind the fake press release are lose media navigators who leech on the invaluable footprints of Ohanaeze Ndigbo to issue press releases for narrow, perverse and illicit pecuniary interests.
“We wish to inform the general public that Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has neither contemplated nor issued such a reckless statement on the person of Professor Yemi Osinbajo.
“It is worth repeating that various eminent Igbo dignitaries have appealed to such mischief-makers to appreciate that Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide represents the history, emotions, collectivity, spirituality, unity and strength of the Igbo nation.
“The Igbo have a unique socio-political orientation and disposition. On the other hand, no person has a right to wake up and issue a far-reaching statement on behalf of Ohanaeze Ndigbo without consultations or a form of consensus.
“Those behind such acts are highly ignorant of the damage they cause to themselves and the Igbo nation on a daily basis. They are reminded that every misconduct against the Igbo pantheon has its corresponding consequences”
Ohanaeze Ndigbo expressed regrets over ‘the embarrassments that are often caused to the general public by the maladjusted attention seekers that deploy the name of Ohaneze Ndigbo in most unscrupulous dimensions’.