Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC) has decried what it described as a plot to
impose a candidate as the new President General of apex Igbo
National President of the group, Comrade Igboayaka Igboayaka who spoke
in Enugu, said the plot to rig the Ohanaeze Ndigbo election has
manifested, following the presentation of Amb. George Obiaozor as a
consensus candidate by a group of Imo elders recently to Gov. Hope
He alleged that Amb. Obiozor had already been chosen by the Imo State
governor, who was hiding under the elders to present his anointed
Igboayaka decried what he described as an undemocratic intrusion into
“the election process by Southeast governors and cliques of elders who
are hiding under the shade of Elders Council while their real motives
are to truncate the Ohanaezec democratic process for their political
interest and selfish reasons”.
He frayed Southeast governors to steer clear in the forthcoming
Ohanaezec electoral process.
“We resolved that the constituting of the electoral committee which
empowered each governor in the Southeast to recommend two persons is
unacceptable to Ndigbo,” he said.
He described the electoral committee of governors’ recommendation and
the decision of the constituted Imo State Elders Council led by Engr.
Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu as null and void.
He stressed that every decision that did not meet the general interest
of over 70 million Igbos is unacceptable.
Igboayaka advised the Iwuanyanwu-led Imo Elders Council not to engage in
what is individualistic and ill-motivated political interest over the
election that is tantamount to breaching peace in Ohanaeze and in
Igboland at large.
“We resolved that all the presidential candidates from Imo state should
get into the election ring where their fate, popularity and credibility
will be determined by a purely democratic process.
“There is no consensus presidential candidate of Ohanaeze Ndigbo in Imo
State for now,” he said.
According to him, any breach of the constitutional framework in the
process of the election shall be massively rejected by over 30 million
Igbo youths and Ndigbo in general.