●Ohanaeze Condemn Negative Remarks On Chief Edwin Clarke
By Newsie Events Media:
Former governor of Anambra State, Dr Chukwuemeka Ezeife, has been appointed to lead the delegation of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide at tomorrow’s trial of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB.
July 26 is the day slated for the arraignment of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu before a federal high court in Abuja on matters bordering on treason, running a proscribed organisation, among others.
According to the Whistler, Professor George Obiozor, who is the president general of the apex Igbo group, Joseph Ojobu, national legal adviser of Ohanaeze, and Goddy Uwazurike, a lawyer, are among those in the delegation of Ohanaeze to be in Abuja for the trial.
Meanwhile, Ohanaeze has condemned some negative remarks on Chief Edwin
Clark by some IPOB faithful who reacted to Clark’s statement that Southsouth region of the country would not be part of Biafra.
In a release signed by Ohanaeze’s national publicity secretary, Chief Ogbonnia said such negative comments on the elder statesman were not in the Igbo culture.
According to him, “The old are deemed to represent the Igbo ancestors here on earth and thus are often celebrated. Let it be placed on record that Chief Clark is one of the few detribalized Nigerians with an unassailable love for the Igbo.
“He has in more than several ways demonstrated an intense passion for the Igbo. It was Chief Clark who facilitated the renovation and equipment of the Queens School, Enugu, with the state-of-the-arts facilities shortly after the Nigerian civil war.
“It was Clark, who has spoken vehemently against the Igbo marginalization and has propelled the concept of a president of Nigeria from the Southeast. It was Clark who had stated that the agitations by the Igbo are justified.
“It is important to urge our youths to refrain from remarks capable of putting the Igbo relationships with our highly valued neighbours in avoidable distress. The Igbo agitation, no doubt, is genuine but restraints, persuasions and cordial inter-ethnic relations are required to sustain the supports of other ethnic groups in Nigeria.
“The leaders of the Southeast, Southsouth, Southwest and Middle-Belt converged and chose Chief Clark as their leader because of his sterling qualities. I must also add that one of the most cherished of his enviable leadership qualities is the exceptional courage of his innermost convictions and the ability to speak truth to power.”
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