Ohanaeze Ndigbo has denied claims that Nigeria’s former head of state, General Yakubu Gowon (retd), was appointed to negotiate Igbo presidency on its behalf.
In a statement on Wednesday, the spokesman of the group, Chuks Ibegbu expressed shock over comments that Gowon was appointed by Ohanaeze to lead the negotiation for Nigeria presidency of Igbo extraction in 2023.
Ohanaeze went on to warn people who make statements using the name of the organization to stop doing such or they will be prosecuted for impersonation.
The group noted that it had not made any move yet to see eminent personalities mentioned by the media, adding that if such is to be done, appropriate organs of Ohanaeze will notify Nigerians.
“Besides, the youth wing of Ohanaeze Ndigbo is led by Arthur Obiora from Anambra State and not anyone else,” it said.
KanyiDaily recalls that the Leader of Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo had called for Igbo presidency in 2023, saying Nigeria can never be united if this is not achieved.