By Dennis Agbo
ENUGU-Former Minister of Health and a prominent member of Imeobi Ohanaeaze Ndigbo, Prof ABC Nwosu, has described the purported expulsion of President- General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo as a sick joke.
Reacting to the purported expulsion of the leader of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation by the Secretary -General, Mr. Uche Okwukwu at the weekend, Prof Nwosu said he was the secretary of the Electoral Committee and the Chief Electoral Officer that supervised the election and swearing in of Nwodo and Okwukwu according to the constitution of Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
Nwosu, who was former Secretary of the Supreme Igbo Committee under Dr. Pius Okigbo in 1995 and former Chairman of Organising Committee of Mkpoko-Igbo, said: “it is disgraceful that Barrister Okwukwu acquaintance with Ohanaeze Ndigbo should earn him a suspension because the only name associated with him is Prince Richard Ozobu, whose record in similar past activities are known.
“The venue of their purported Imeobi meeting was not stated, prominent Ohanaeze members who attended their purported Imeobi meeting are not mentioned, those who spoke at their purported Imeobi are not stated, their communiqué from their purported Imeobi meeting is not available to Ohanaeze and to the media. So, what kind of a sick and expensive joke are they up to?
“It is therefore heartening that a complete Ohanaeze executive from which the Secretary General excluded himself met and recommended the suspension and seasoned members of Ohanaeze are wondering from where the Secretary General derived the power to appoint Prince Richard Ozobu as Chairman and sole member of the Disciplinary Commiittee because no other member of the Disciplinary Committee was mentioned.”
According to Nwosu, “Ohanaeze Ndigbo is unfazed by this because similar sabotage had happened and had been easily contained. I can assure you that Ohanaeze is not giving even half a thought to this one.”