Ohanaeze Ndigbo, a socio-political organization has debunked the rumor that it endorsed Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu, the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the presidential candidate of the party.
The organization in a press statement on Tuesday signed by Dr. Chiedozie Alex Ogbonnia, its National Publicity Secretary, noted that the attention of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide had been drawn to the news making the rounds with the caption “Ohanaeze Ndigbo dumps Peter Obi, declares support for Tinubu”, pointing out that the story was false.
According to Ohanaeze, the story also made reference to a particular erroneous statement which read: “since the group was in support of a second term for Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State, there was nothing wrong in supporting his (Sanwo-Olu) presidential candidate”.
It identified the purveyor of the statement as Chief Solomon Aguene, the immediate past president of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Lagos State Chapter.
The Igbo group further revealed that Aguene had, however, secured a tenure elongation from a Lagos court, an action the group outrightly frowned at and denounced.“Ohanaeze Ndigbo, therefore, informs the general public that the current president of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Lagos State Chapter is Chief Sunday Ossai and he is the only Chapter President and the authorized officer of the current Lagos state executive who has the right to speak on behalf of Ohanaeze Ndigbo in the state.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the misleading impression that “Ohanaeze dumps Obi” is from the pit of hell and meant to serve private interest. Such a statement is hereby vehemently debunked.”