From Godwin Tsa, Abuja, Jude Chinedu, Enugu, Okey Sampson, Umuahia, Geoffrey Anyanwu, Enugu, Stanley Uzoaru, George Onyejiuwa, Owerri
The Federal High Court, yesterday, dismissed an application looking to stop the approaching appointment of the Chief John Nwodo-drove Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
The Incorporated Trustees of Ohanaeze Ndigbo General Assembly had moved toward the court with an exparte application looking to stop the impending political race into the different workplaces of the gathering.
In any case, Justice Iyang Ekwo requested the offended party to advise the respondents and suspended the issue till January 15, one year from now.
The suit has Ohanaeze Ndigbo (Nwodo’s group), Chief John Nwodo, Corporate Affairs Commission, Attorney General of the Federation and Inspector General of Police as first to fifth respondents separately.
In an exparte application dated December 7 and documented for its benefit by Mr Amobi Nzelu, the offended party is asking the court for a break directive limiting the first and second respondents from leading any political decision into the different workplaces of the principal respondent fixed for December 2020/January 2021 forthcoming the assurance of the movement on notification recorded in regard of this issue.
The offended party likewise supplicated the court for a request limiting Nwodo from doing anything in facilitation of the said political decision into the different workplaces of the principal respondent fixed for December 2020/January 2021 forthcoming the assurance of the movement on notification and another request controlling the AGF and police from permitting the group drove by Chief Nwodo from directing the said political decision.
In a 29 section oath on the side of the movement exparte, the offended party asserted that the main respondent is an illicit affiliation having not been enlisted by the CAC under the Companies and Allied Matters Act.
In the testimony ousted to by Mr Onuorah Onyeachonam, president general of the Incorporated Trustees of Ohanaeze Ndigbo General Assembly, offended party contended that the principal respondent not being an enlisted affiliation ought not be permitted to work.
Nzelu contended that if not halted, the political decision into the different workplaces of the primary respondent will be a stamp and seal on lawlessness.
In the wake of tuning in to the contention of the offended party, Justice Ekwo held that the reliefs looked for can’t be allowed without first getting with the respondents.
He, in this manner, requested that the respondents be notified.
While deferring the suit to January 15, 2021, he said the offended party can apply to the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court for the issue to be taken during get-away.
Notwithstanding, embatled secretary general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Uche Okwukwu, has cautioned that the pinnacle Igbo socio-social body gambled factionalisation following the setting up of a constituent advisory group on Sunday.
Boss Okwukwu, who depicted the panel currently led by Chief Enwo Igariwey as unlawful, said the emergency which it would create could introduce the Igbo as divided and conceivably hurt the noise for the South East to deliver Nigeria’s leader in 2023.
Okwukwu, who ha been at loggerheads with the Chief Nnia Nwodo-drove Ohaneaze was as of late suspended however he asserted he remained the copyist of the Igbo umbrella body.
“The indicated Imeobi where they set up the constituent board is invalid and void on the grounds that solitary the secretary-general has the ability to do as such by the Ohanaeze constitution. An unlawful gathering was held and they set up an appointive council, which in my modest view is illicit, you can’t put something on nothing.”
Okwukwu, who addressed columnists in Enugu, yesterday, likewise blamed the circumstance of the political decision, noticing that “our residency will end on tenth of January, 2021, actually, we have around 20 days to the furthest limit of our residency, this constituent advisory group would have been set up approximately three months prior, to proceed draw rules, screen a few competitors, in light of the fact that nowadays you to screen everything due to the issues of endorsements in the nation.
“My dread is that there might be equal Ohanaeze. In the case of something turns out badly, the individuals who are oppressed may declare an equal Ohanaeze. I have cautioned, the individuals who are burning to foul up should realize that they can’t overwhelm the space. God prohibit that there is equal Ohanaze, how might the Igbo be seen, would we say we won’t be viewed as individuals who are dispersed?
“In the event that there is an equal Ohaneaze it will endure quite well, yet it will impart an off-base sign that we are not joined together and Igbo administration will endure a difficulty since we need the whole Igbo competition to meet up and talk with one voice. A break that will prompt factionalisation won’t be in light of a legitimate concern for Ohanaeze, it will sabotage us. We are likely going to lose the 2023 administration, on the grounds that even as we are talking now, our home isn’t yet all together.”
While approaching Igbo seniors to ascend and save the body, he declared that another Imeobi would hang on December 31 during which another constituent board, just as an overseer council would be set-up to guide the undertakings of Ohanaeze for the following a half year.
I’m driven by motivation to challenge not desire – Obiozor
Teacher George Obiozor has confirmed that he is motivated to lead the association.
Obiozor, at a public interview in Owerri said age isn’t a factor in chosing who becomes PG.
“With respect to energy, we’re not going for a mile race, on the off chance that we are going for a mile race, might be we search for a youthful Igbo yet this is Ohanaeze, we need to look further than that. Who is the head of Afenifere? Do you know why they are superior to us? Who is the top of the Arewa?
“One of the best issue of new age Igbo is pride. In the wake of taking a gander at all this things, when you’re going for battle of goliaths don’t search for midgets. The circumstance in Nigeria requires the best. PG isn’t my aspiration, it is my motivation. Igbo needn’t bother with hardliner government official.”
Obiozor noticed that for quite a while, Igbo have needed consideration from the individuals who had governed the nation. To address that, he said the zone should be set up to stand out from the decision powers.
On why he counseled Iwuanyanwu, he clarified: “When they discussed who will be the man that will raise the desire for Ndigbo, that was the reason I went to Iwuanyanwu. He has prevailing in business, legislative issues and numerous different endeavors you could consider. I began with Iwuanyanwu on the grounds that he has prevailing in his own profession. For Igbo, achievement is the best vengeance against shamefulness.
He atrributed his supposed droop during a gathering at Enugu to confusion by columnists at the occasion.
Ex-emissary joins race
Previous Nigeria’s Consul General in South Africa, Ambassador Okey Emuchay, has joined the race for secretary position.
The position is drafted to Abia State.Emuchay, a local of Azumini, Ukwa East Local Government said he would outline another course for the association whenever chose.
Represetative Emuchay said he has been anticipating the Igbo course as he was in a real sense engrossed with taking care of the issues and advancing the multiferous interests of Igbo individuals who are the biggest and most obvious Nigerian gathering in Southern Africa.
“As the Secretary General of Ohaneze, I won’t require exercises on what establishes the interests of Ndigbo at home or abroad.