NIGERIA – Factional President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Engr. Chidi Ibe has cautioned Amb. George Obiozor to stop speaking for Ndigbo.
OgeneAfrican learnt that his warning came after Obiozor delivered his maiden press briefing, wherein he cautioned Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, against his agitation.
But Ibe, in a statement he issued shortly, said Obiozor lacked the locu standi to speak for Ndigbo.
He quipped: “I read with anger a press statement credited to Amb. George Obiozor, who claims to be the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo. In the said statement, he, among other things, warned Nnamdi Kanu to stop his Biafra agitation.
“To set records straight, I remain the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo and as such Obiozor and his cohorts should be ignored. Any statement emanating from him should not be seen as an opinion of Ndigbo.
“By now we expect that he should be busy in court over the illegality called election which they carried out in Imo State.
“To make it clear, Ndigbo have not met to decide on issues regarding Biafra and as such Obiozor’s grandstanding should be ignored. He is merely trying to please his pay-masters, he should leave Nnamdi Kanu alone.
“We are solidly behind any move to better the lots of Ndigbo and towards addressing the age-long marginalization being experienced by our people.
“So far, we are glad with the partnership between President Muhammadu Buhari and South-East governors which is already producing results, even though we are asking for more.”
Meanwhile, Obiozor is believed to have spoken in apparent response to Kanu, who had earlier said he would not recognize him (Obiozor) as the Ohanaeze President-General.