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Ohaneze Ndigbo UK Suspends Its President Over False Comment On Mazi Nnamdi Kanu


Ohaneze Ndigbo UK Suspends Its President Over False Comment On Mazi Nnamdi Kanu

■ Author : Nwaiwu Chiukwuebuka
■ Date : 28 Aug 2022
■ Twitter:@umuchiukwu

The apex Socio-Cultural Igbo group, the Ohaneze Ndigbo United Kingdom chapter has suspended its President, Professor Joe Ukemenam over false claims against the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.

This was disclosed in a letter and disclaimers the Ohaneze Ndigbo (UK) sent to Barrister Aloy Ejimakor, the Special Counsel to the IPOB and Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, in response to Barrister Ejimakor’s demands on the matter, the letter to Barrister Ejimakor reads in part:

“But even as Ohanaeze Ndigbo UK played no role whatsoever in such an interview, we have taken it upon ourselves to disclaim it and extend our sincerest apologies to whosoever the interview offends. Please extend our warm greetings to Mazi Nnamdi Kanu (OHAMADIKE NDIGBO) and assure him of our abiding respects and high regards for his person.”

Recall that Joe Ukemenam during an interview with Sun News on 20 August 2022, alleged that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu owns a house worth £10 Million with no documentary trail to demonstrate that he owns any business that could enable him to own such property.

The Enugu State Governorship aspirant also justified the extraordinary rendition of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu including his illegal detention, advising the Federal government of Nigeria not to release him even on a court order.
He added that Mazi Nnamdi Kanu acted with impunity he said;

"Mazi Nnamdi Kanu acted with impunity and it is the perception of impunity that makes it difficult to argue his case".

Meanwhile, the Ohaneze Ndigbo UK via a press statement has disassociated its group from the false claim attributed to its suspended leader, Joe Ukemenam, added that the claims were his own opinion, and the group went further to seek the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, a prisoner of conscience.

The statement reads;
"The attention of Ohanaeze Ndigbo United Kingdom chapter has been drawn to a recent interview granted by Professor Joe Ukemenam to the Sun news online which was published on 20 August 2022 and subsequently re-published by other online media houses, in which he discussed a range of issues including the continued incarceration of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu by the Nigerian government"
The statement continued;

"The Ohanaeze Ndigbo UK through this medium wishes to categorically disassociate itself from the views expressed by Prof Ukemenam on matters raised in the said interview.

“We hereby inform the public that those opinions and references made were entirely his and do not in any way or form represent the views or the position of Ohanaeze Ndigbo UK"

On Mazi Nnamdi Kanu's extraordinary rendition the group said "We condemn the forceful rendition of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra Mazi Nnamdi Kanu from Kenya to Nigeria against international laws and treaties and we call on the immediate release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu from his incarceration by the Nigerian government.”

Edited By Aguocha Chinwendum
Published By Nwaiwu Chiukwuebuka
For Umuchukwu Writers .

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