The President of Ohaneze Ndigbo Lagos State chapter, High Chief Solomon Ogbonna Aguene has emphasised that he remains the elected president of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Lagos State chapter.

Aguene made the statement in a press conference where he said based on the Court judgment that pronounced the elongation of his tenure in Office, having been elected in 2018 in a widely accepted election by igbo indigenes in Lagos,  his tenure expires in 2026 amidst the court judgment in his favour.

He sued for peace and calmness amongst Igbo in Lagos over the statement credited to its President-General, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu on the status of substantive president of the association in the state.

According to him, there has been viral video on the internet in which Chief Iwuanyanwu acknowledged that he would be working with him as the President of Ohaneze Ndigbo Lagos State, and there has been rumour and insinuation being peddled within Ohaneze Ndigbo Lagos State, that Chief Iwuanyanwu, said that the Chief Ossai led Ohaneze Ndigbo Lagos State faction also had his approval, which to him was a lie and contempt to court judgment in the case he won as the duly elected president of Ohaneze Ndigbo Lagos State.

Chief Ogbonna Aguene said: Chief Iwuanyanwu, the President-General of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide came into Lagos State a few days ago and he addressed us.

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“First, from the airport where he arrived, I went to the airport with my executive members to welcome him at the local airport and immediately he landed at the airport, the first thing he said, is where is Solomon? I said I am here! Then Chief Iwuanyanwu said openly that you (Solomon), I want to work with you.

“I want to work with your exco because I know you have the capacity to do this job. When we were with Chief Iwuanyanwu, he said to me that  he has not  come to Lagos to  address the issue of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo crisis . But that he wants to work with me on the steady progress of Ohanaeze Ndigbo in Lagos State because of my capacity to deliver good leadership virtues.”

Speaking further, Chief Ogbonna Aguene explained that “Chief Iwuanyanwu said something to him technically, that though, his Chief Ossai led Ohaneze Ndigbo Lagos State faction was presented to him to work with in Lagos State when he came to Lagos the first time.

“He called me the  capacity president.” 

“Chief Iwuanyanwu has made up his mind to work with him because he has the capacity to do the job of leading Ohaneze Ndigbo to the right path in Lagos State, Na ndi igbo Lagos state, Chief Livinus Okwara said.