Yesterday, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, indicted governors and senators of the South East zone of failure to put an end to the sit-at-home order because of their political interest cautioning them not to aspire for political offices during the 2023 general election if they cease to end the exercise.
It also implored the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to apologize and seek for forgiveness from Ndigbo for their misdeeds and naughtiness for the sit-at-home order without seeking Igbo leaders, stating that the exercise had tarnished the socio-economic activities in the region.
In a communique released in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State by General, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro its Secretary, revealed that no Igbo governor or senator deserved to seek reelection in 2023, if they lacked the courage and capacity to stop activities that had humiliated the South East.
He implored governors of the South East to come up with lasting solutions to the cessation of IPOB’s sit-at-home directive since they now fault hoodlums for hijacking the directive, noting that it had become obvious that criminals have taken advantage of IPOB’s miscalculations to unleash terror on Ndigbo.
MEANWHILE, the Anioma indigenes of Delta State resident in Lagos have approved the Isama of Onicha Ugbo, Chief Michael Diji, as the presidential candidate for the state chapter of the apex Igbo socio-cultural group.
They disclosed that it is the turn of the Igbo indigenes of Delta State to produce the next Ohanaeze leader, and as such, the stakeholders from the Igbo speaking communities have agreed that Diji, is fit for the position.
Ohanaeze includes all Igbo speaking people of Anambra, Imo, Abia, Ebonyi, Delta, Rivers and Enugu states. Leader of the Igbo speaking communities of Delta State recognised by the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Chief Chuks Chukwujindu Smith, said: “We the Anioma people of Delta State have unanimously endorsed Diji as our authentic candidate for President of Ohaneze Ndigbo in Lagos State.”
He noted that Njiko Ndi Anioma remained the only socio-cultural organization of Igbo of Delta State stock affiliated to and accepted by Ohanaeze national body and following due process, it had adopted Diji, as the best candidate that would guarantee quality leadership.
Diji, an expert in the finance, leasing and logistics sectors, is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Corporate Accountants of West Africa and bags an MBA in Banking & Finance from the Lagos State University (LASU).
He also has a doctorate degree in Financial Management and Corporate Governance from the European American University, a fellow of Institute of Management Consultants of Nigeria and member, Equipment Leasing Association of Nigeria, among others.