2023: “Respect presidency zoning arrangement” Ohanaeze Ndigbo advises Yahaya Bello

Tells governor ‘You were in school when North, South agreed on zoning’  The Ohanaeze Ndigbo cultural group has frowned against the statement made by the Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello, that rotational presidency is unconstitutional and that Nigerians should be allowed to make their choices for the best candidate to emerge for the top post. The Ohanaeze National Publicity Secretary, Chiedozie Alex Ogbonnia, in a statement made available to newsmen in Enugu yesterday, said the statement made by Governor Bello spoke at the seminar for political and crime correspondents in Abuja on Friday may…

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‘Nnamdi Kanu’s re-arrest has averted civil war’ – Ohanaeze Worldwide

…Says peace will return to South-East…’His arrest will not affect Biafra agitation, referendum still needed’ – CNG…Sunday Igboho to dump Lagos rally The Igbo socio-cultural association, Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide, says the arrest of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), will avert another civil war and bring peace to the South-East. The group called for calm and cautioned the Igbo to desist from any form of protests and processions that will bring “more catastrophe” to the South-East. Recall that Kanu, after being on the run, was on…

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Insecurity/Secession agitations: ACF to meet Ohanaeze, Afenifere

…Asks Igbo leaders to stop killings of northerners in S/East The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), has said it is planning to meet with leaders of Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo, Afenifere and South-South groups, in the wake of agitations for the break-up of Nigeria and other security concerns. It, however, in the interim assured the security of Ibos living in the North and called on the South-East leaders to equally stop daily attacks and killing of ordinary northerners living and doing business in the South-East. These were contained in a communique issued…

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Insecurity: Iwuanyanwu calls for meeting between Igbo, Northern leaders

Worried by the present worsening insecurity in the country, elder statesman and Chairman of Ohaneze Ndigbo Council of Elders, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu has advocated for a meeting between the Igbo and Northern leaders. In a statement issued in Owerri yesterday, Iwuanyanwu advised the leadership of Ohaneze Ndigbo, under Prof. George Obiozor, to as a matter of urgency convoke a meeting with the view to finding out the solutions to the ugly security situation to avoid a reoccurrence of what happened in 1966. Chief Iwuanyanwu, who described the unfolding events in the country as…

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“Give us new Constitution before 2023 to avert Nigeria’s drift to anarchy” —Afenifere, Ohanaeze, MBF, others tell FG

Some of the nation’s apex socio-cultural organisations, the Afenifere, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Middle-Belt Forum, and the Pan-Niger Delta Forum, yesterday urged the Federal Government to give the country a ‘new people-oriented federal Constitution’ before the 2023 elections to avert Nigeria’s drift towards another civil war and forceful disintegration. The organisations stated this in a communique issued at the end of an inter-ethnic peace dialogue, with the theme: ‘Restructuring and 2023 Power-Shift: Nigeria’s Make or Break Factor for Political Survival’, convened by Comrade Kennedy Iyere, and organised in Abuja by Youths Off The Street…

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“No killings of Muslims in South-East” – Ohanaeze

Apex Igbo cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has debunked what it called another misinformation issued by the South East Muslim Organization of Nigeria (SEMON) and the Igbo Muslim Forum alleging the killing of Igbo Muslims in Igbo land. A statement signed by the Special Adviser, Media and Publicity to President-General, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Emeka Attamah, said the organization finds ceaseless insinuations that the Igbo are against Muslims or the North very worrisome because of their grave socio-cultural and religious implications for the nation. It said the truth is that there…

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2023: Igbo presidency not negotiable – Sen. Abaribe

As Ebonyi Senators, Rep members disown Umahi over defection  The Senate Minority Leader and Senator for Abia-South Senatorial District, Enyinnaya Abaribe, has vowed to remain in the vanguard for the agitation of justice, equity, and fairness for the southeast in national affairs.  The Senator, who stated this after being presented with a Legacy Merit Award as the “Most Outstanding Performing Senator in the South-East 2020” by the NUJ, Imo State council, insisted that the quest for a president of Igbo extraction in 2023 was non-negotiable.  Represented by his aide, Chief…

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CAC deregisters Ohaneze, ACF, over security concerns

The Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) has withdrawn the registration certificate of Ohanaeze Ndigbo General Assembly, the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) and other socio-cultural groups in Nigeria. Disclosing this at the weekend in Abuja, the Registrar General of CAC, Mr Garba Abubakar, said the measure was part of the reforms the Commission was putting in place to subject such applications to thorough scrutiny following security threats that may arise from such registrations. He noted that the reforms are a measure put together to sanitise the Commission operations which lead to the…

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