By Ikeugonna Eleke
The Apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has urged the governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu, to restrain one Okechukwu Isiguzoro who allegedly parades himself as its national secretary, from bringing shame to Igbo Nation.
The national vice president of the Igbo organisation, Chief Damian Okeke-Ogene, who briefed journalists on Friday said the authentic national scribe of the body was Ambassador Okey Emuche.
Isiguzoro has serially signed and issued press statements and other communiques to the public as the secretary of the Igbo apex body.
Okeke-Ogene said, ‘I also want to use this opportunity to comment on the antics of one Isiguzoro who is claiming to be the secretary general of Ohaneze Ndigbo. I urge the public to ignore any report from the one-man Ohanaeze executive called Isiguzoro from Abia State.
‘The Secretary General of Ohaneze is Ambassador Okey Emuche from Abia State who was duly elected by the seven states of Ohaneze on 10 January 2021 at Dan Anyim Stadium, Owerri, Imo State Capital.
‘I urge Abia State governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, to call the said Isiguzoro to order to stop embarrassing the lgbo Nation.
‘On this note too, I am calling on the Secretary-General of Ohaneze, Ambassador Emuche, to be alive to his responsibilities and avoid leaving vacuum for Isiguzoro to claim and exploit in the media space to mislead the public. I apologize to those he has embarrassed with his write-ups. The reports were certainly not the stand of Ohaneze Ndigbo,’ Okeke-Ogene stated.