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No comment yet on Nnamdi Kanu’s arrest: Ohaneze

Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, says it has not issued a public statement on the re-arrest and re-arraignment of Nnamdi Kanu.

• June 30, 2021

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, says it has not issued a public statement on the re-arrest and re-arraignment of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

Alex Ogbonnia, the National Publicity Secretary of Ohanaeze, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Enugu.

Mr Ogbonnia explained that the organisation had dissociated itself from a purported press release in the public domain.

He warned “mischief-makers, impostors and charlatans” peddling the name of Ohanaeze Ndigbo to achieve selfish gains to desist from “such shameful misadventure.”

“The attention of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has been drawn to a publication currently circulating in the media suggesting that Ohanaeze has issued a statement regarding the alleged re-arrest and re-arraignment of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

“Ordinarily, we would have ignored the said press release, but silence in this circumstance would mean giving validity to such fallacy by the unsuspecting public.

“Ohanaeze Ndigbo, led by Ambassador Prof George Obiozor, has not issued any press statement on the matter. Ohanaeze Ndigbo, as the apex Igbo cultural organisation, does not issue public statements in a hurry,’’ said Mr Ogbonnia.

The Ohanaeze spokesman noted that in the event of further breach of this warning, “Ohanaeze Ndigbo will be compelled to invoke the full weight of the law to deal with the offenders.’’

(NAN)

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