• Wants FG to address genuine Igbo agitations
• CAC should withdraw the “wrong” Ohanaeze certificate – Ibegbu
• We are intact, we ignore the fake news – New Ohanaeze
By Clifford Ndujihe, Vincent Ujumadu and Dennis Agbo
The Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC, allegedly withdrew the registration of the dissident group from Ohanaeze Ndigbo, saying that it did not meet all the requirements for registration.
Igwe Nkeli Nzekwe, the traditional ruler of Igbariam in the eastern local government area of Anambra, Anambra state, had made waves over the weekend after inaugurating a dissident group from Ohanaeze, making Basil Onyeachonam the general president of Ohanaeze Worldwide, with himself as Chairman of the Board. of Trustees, BoT, adding that everyone who had offices in Ohanaeze before the inauguration had stopped working in those offices.
The split group’s general president Onyeachonam said the group’s main task is to ensure that the Nigerian president in 2023 comes from Igbo lands and warned that the Igbo may resort to self-help to manage insecurity in the area due to activities of murderous shepherds.
He said: “I dare say that in 2023, an Igbo man will be elected as President of Nigeria. The unity of Ndigbo is paramount and sacrosanct in updating Igbo’s presidency in 2023.
“We are faced with routes that lead to different objectives, but as we see it, there is only one path that we can safely recommend for us to travel on and that is the unity of the Nigerian and Igbo presidency in 2023.
“We need peace and security in Igboland and Nigeria in general; We need development, empowerment of Ndigbo in strategic government positions, we need equitable distribution of national resources and national development projects in Igboland.
“We want the Nigerian Federal Government to deal equitably with the real upheavals of our people.
“The President must face the current security challenges in Igboland, to dissuade our people from the inevitable self-help”
However, the confusion yesterday followed the alleged withdrawal of the registration granted to the group by the Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC.
A commission statement circulating on social media says: “This is to inform the general public that the Corporate Affairs Commission has withdrawn registration certificate No. IT 1444918 inadvertently issued to the Trustees of the GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF OHANEZE NDIGBO. .
“The Trustees of the Association have been advised to return said certificate to the commission, since it has been canceled. The conditions for issuing the certificate have not been fully met. “
However, the chairman of the splinter group from Ohanaeze Ndigbo’s General Assembly, Mr. Basil Onyeachonam continues to speak out against the leadership of Chief Nnia Nwodo’s sociocultural organization, led by Igno, and tells the federal government to address the genuine Ndi Igbo agitations.
CAC should withdraw the “wrong” Ohanaeze certificate – Ibegbu
In reaction to the breakup of the dissident group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo’s Public Undersecretary, Mr. Chuks Ibegbu said that the mainstream Ohanaeze Ndigbo led by Chief John Nnia Nwodo supported the decision of the Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC, to withdraw the incorporation certificate wrongly issued to individuals.
According to Ibegbu, the certificate must be withdrawn because it was illegally registered and must be proven.
He said: “There is a due process to register such an organization and it was not followed. The circumstance that led to the search must be proven. Something must have gone wrong in CAC. I think Ndigbo’s enemies are at work.
“These guys are enemies of Ndigbo and the desperate ones. They must be arrested for impersonation.
“Ohanaeze’s leadership under Nwodo is intact. There is no crack. Ndigbo’s enemies are behind this and we will soon unmask them.
“Can this kind of thing happen in the north or the west? I doubt it. We must punish Igbo’s black legs and sell. We can no longer tolerate this betrayal. “
We are intact, we ignore the fake news – New Ohanaeze
But in a backlash, Ohanaeze Ndigbo’s dissident group urged members of the public and Ndigbo to ignore reports that their registration certificate had been withdrawn by the Corporate Affairs Commission, CAC.
Dismissing the reports as fake news, the new group’s Secretary of Publicity, Sir Chimzobam Nnalue, said the letter was not from the CAC, adding that the group is intact on the CAC website.
He said in a statement: “The general public is informed to ignore the fake news circulating on Facebook by some paid agents claiming that our CAC certificate has been withdrawn. The letter is not from the CAC Newly registered Ohanaeze Ndigbo directed by Barr Onyeachonam is intact on the CAC portal ”.