A chieftain of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro has slammed the Labour Party presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi over his stand in the crisis rocking the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation.
Isiguzoro, who is the Secretary-General of the Chidi Ibeh-led Ohanaeze Ndigbo said Obi’s presence during what he called “illegal presentation of Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu as the new President of Ohanaeze” was a clear exhibition of hypocrisy.
This was contained in a statement he made available to YaraNG on Thursday morning.
He said he could not understand why Obi, who is in court to reclaim his mandate over alleged illegality during the 2023 presidential election, could back illegality in the Ohanaeze crisis.
“For Peter Obi to show up during the purported appointment of Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu as Ohanaeze President-General smacks of deceit.
“Ohanaeze Constitution is clear on how a President-General should be replaced; however, none of the procedures was followed by the Obiozor faction; what we saw is the word appointment, which does not exist in the lexicon of Ohanaeze.
“Even if we ignore others who were present during that charade, that cannot be said of Obi who claims to be against any form of illegality in choosing leaders.
“But contrarily, he was conspicuously present during the Enugu event where the Ohanaeze constitution was turned upside down.
“This has exposed Peter Obi as a man who is only after his personal interest and not that of Ndigbo.
“He supports injustice and illegality when it suits his ego and interest but shouts blue murder when he feels even the best of the system will not serve his ambition.”
Isiguzoro said his group would remain focused and would not be distracted by those who are servicing their paymasters.
Iwuanyanwu was appointed as a replacement for Prof George Obiozor who passed on after battling an ailment.
Peter Obi was at the event in Enugu where Iwuanyanwu was appointed.