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Ohaneze Denies Miyetti Involvement In Upcoming Election

Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo world has raised the alarm and debunking the news making the rounds in the social media that it struck ideal with the Fulani Miyetti Cattle Breeders with the view to ensuring the emergence a President General that will protect Fulani interests.

In a press release issued and signed by the Special Adviser to Chief Nnia Nwodo, the incumbent President General, Chief Emeka Attamah, the umbrella Igbo socio-cultural body described letter containing the information as “a highly fallacious and spurious letter purported to have been written by the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, a Fulani socio-cultural organization, to the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Chief John Nnia Nwodo.”

Attamah revealed that the said letter “congratulated Chief Nwodo for his able leadership of the apex Igbo socio-cultural body and enjoined him to ensure that Professor George Obiozor from Imo State emerges as his successor as it is the turn of the state to produce the next President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo.”

The Ohanaeze official disclosed that “they claimed that discussions with the Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, indicated that Ambassador Obiozor would protect the interest of the Fulani as President General, and as a recompense for Chief Nwodo’s expected role in making this happen, they had forwarded his name to the presidency for an appointment. What insult! What impudence !” he lamented.

Attamah contended that “If not for the currency the letter has gained having gone viral in the social media, one would’ve ignored it as a laughable piece of junk fit for the trash can, but this time it is a joke gone too far, the discerning public having known the image and integrity of Chief Nwodo who has had a successful and unblemished public service career as a two-time Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo.”

“So, to totally debunk and deflate the despicable and malicious, half-baked smear campaign,” he said:
1. The vexatious letter was dated far back in August and Chief Nwodo’s attention was drawn to it only yesterday in the social media. He never saw it before then as none was sent to him.”

Going further, he argued that “The home address written on the letter suggests that Chief Nwodo’s house is at Golf Estate whereas all those who know him know he has never lived there, thereby casting a lot of doubt over the authenticity of the letter”, and that “It is either that the official letterhead of Miyetti Allah was stolen or cloned and used by the purveyor of the letter without the knowledge of the Fulani group or, if the signature of the National Secretary of Miyetti on the letter is real, then there is an inexplicable ploy by some people to interfere in the election of the incoming leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo”, he contended.

The release insisted that the leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo was not for sale and that nobody could manipulate the choice of Ndi IgboChief Attamah disclosed that their attention has been drawn to “a highly fallacious and spurious letter purported to have been written by the Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore, a Fulani socio-cultural organization, to the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, Chief John Nnia Nwodo.

The said letter congratulated Chief Nwodo for his able leadership of the apex Igbo socio-cultural body and enjoined him to ensure that Professor George Obiozor from Imo State emerges as his successor as it is the turn of the state to produce the next President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo.

If not for the currency the letter has gained having gone viral in the social media, one would’ve ignored it as a laughable piece of junk fit for the trash can, but this time it is a joke gone too far, the discerning public having known the image and integrity of Chief Nwodo who has had a successful and unblemished public service career as a two-time Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo.

So, to totally debunk and deflate the despicable and malicious, half-baked smear campaign, the following clarifications are important :

1. The vexatious letter was dated far back in August and Chief Nwodo’s attention was drawn to it only yesterday in the social media. He never saw it before then as none was sent to him.

2. The home address written on the letter suggests that Chief Nwodo’s house is at Golf Estate whereas all those who know him know he has never lived there, thereby casting a lot of doubt over the authenticity of the letter.

3. It is either that the official letterhead of Miyetti Allah was stolen or cloned and used by the purveyor of the letter without the knowledge of the Fulani group or, if the signature of the National Secretary of Miyetti on the letter is real, then there is an inexplicable ploy by some people to interfere in the election of the incoming leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
The leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Attamah aid,” is not for sale and nobody can manipulate the choice of Ndigbo and the outcome of the election.”

The release stated further that Chief Nwodo has never and will never attend any meeting where the people of Imo State will determine who their flag bearer will be, pointing out that Ohanaeze will conduct the election for all those who indicated interest and purchased the form for it.

The group declared that Chief Nwodo has a pedigree he is proud of and is desirous of protecting having made a name for himself through dint of hard work, sagacious social interactions and unequalled intellectual and transparent service and leadership.

Attamah held that it. was s, therefore, preposterous for anybody to imagine, believe or imply that Chief Nwodo required the recommendation of any socio-cultural group to recommend him for any appointment in Nigeria stressing that, “that alone should bring out clearly the absurdity, incongruity and absolute imbecility of the badly conceived and baseless letter”

Chief Attamah averred that “It is said that ‘Falsus in uno, Falsus in omnibus’, false in one thing, false in everything”, and so, he went on, “if, perchance, this is the evil machination of any would-be aspirant or a group with a vested interest, then, it has certainly back fired and is of no effect.”

He, therefore, advised the general public to discountenance the letter and see it as the pitiable handiwork of unsuccessful detractors because “Chief Nwodo is resolute about leaving behind a viable and people chosen leadership for Ohanaeze Ndigbo and has sworn to do that unabashed.” he concluded.

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