…Upholds Igariwey’s election
From CHIDI NNADI, Enugu
The Ohanaeze Ndigbo’s highest policy-making organ, Imeobi, has expressed disapproval over the Supreme Court decision to try the leader of the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Chief Ralph Uwazuruike and five others for treason.
Imeobi found no justifiable reason to charge members of MASSOB to court for treason when they had done no harm to any Nigerian while those that killed and maimed fellow Nigerians and had declared an open war against the nation and its unity and interests were allowed to walk around unmolested.
The organ urged the Federal Government to drop its court case on the MASSOB (Uwazuruike and co) issue of treasonable felony .
Imeobi has also ratified the January 12, 2013 election of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation that enthroned Chief Gary N. Enwo-Igariwey as president general and Dr Joe Goziem Nwaorgu as secretary general, as well as other officers elected at the election.
The Imeobi, which sat on Saturday at the Ohanaeze Secretariat in Enugu commended the electoral committee headed by Chief Chris Asoluka for a job well done.
The organ, in a communiqué issued after the meeting signed by the President General, Enwo-Igariwey; secretary general; Dr Nwaorgu, chairman, Resolution Drafting Committee, Prof Paul Modum and Member, Resolution Drafting Committee, Dr Felicia Eneh and made available to Daily Sun affirmed the result of the election.
“The Imeobi affirms its confidence in the new executive and mandates it to continue with its programmes and activities,” the members comprising first Aviation Minister and nationalist, Chief Mbazulueke Amaechi; Prof Anya O. Anya; wife of the late Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe, Prof Uche Azikiwe; former governor of Enugu State, Dr Okwesilieze Nwodo; Admiral Allison Madueke (retd); Chairman, South-East Traditional Rulers Council, Eze Cletus Ilomuanya; Dr Offia Nwali; Gibson Nwosu, among others, said.
The organ, thereafter, mandated the National Executive Committee of Ohanaeze Ndigbo to without further delay set up all standing committees of the organisation. It also directed NEC to ensure regular meetings of the Imeobi on a monthly basis.