Members of the All Progressives Congress, APC, have accused the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, of transparent opposition to President Muhammadu Buhari, by fixing the Imeobi meeting of Ohanaeze, for Thursday.
Recall, that Buhari would arrive the South-East States of Anambra and Enugu, the same Thursday, for his Presidential campaign rally, in preparation for the February 16, Presidential election.
Ohanaeze had fixed the same Thursday, for the apex meeting of the group, Imeobi, where the highest decisions of the Ndigbo are made.
The Deputy Publicity Secretary of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chuks Ibegbu, disclosed that the Ndigbo would at the meeting, take a position on which direction they will cast their votes, particularly in the Presidential election.
However, reacting to the proposed meeting, Chieftain of Ohanaeze Ndigbo and member of the APC, Prince Richard Ozobu, faulted Nwodo’s fixture of the Imeobi meeting, for Thursday.
Ozobu said: “I have been a frontline player in Ohanaeze for many years, and Imeobi meeting has never held on a Thursday, but Saturdays.
“I can clearly tell you that Nwodo fixed this Imeobi meeting in bad faith. There is no emergency in Igboland, to warrant the message he sent across that emergency meeting of Imeobi holds Thursday.
“This is to show the least, Nwodo’s disdain for President Buhari, and he should not hoodwink the entire Igbo nation into his personal calamity.”
Similarly, the APC National Vice President for the South-East, Chief Emma Enukwu, said: “Ohanaeze has always been known to assume different disposition to the detriment of Ndigbo, when it comes to politics.
“Ohanaeze is the only socio-cultural group that has taken a position on the 2019 elections, with adoption of a Candidate, but power belongs to God. Ohanaeze does not give power, and Mr. President is coming to campaign, and nothing will stop him.”