By Daniel Tyokua
A factional President of FCT Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Odozi Nwodozi said there was no cause for alarm over the body’s elections.
He explained that there was no genuine reasons why the Police would allow itself as a tool in the hands of some politicians to destabilize a socio-cultural body that has not breached any laws of the land.
Nwodozi in an interaction with newsmen on Sunday, noted that the elections that enthroned Barr. Ifeanyichukwu Nwaeze and other executive members were conducted in accordance with extant laws of the body and the Nigerian Constitution.
He stated that while he will hand over peacefully to the incoming executives, there was room for reconciliation with aggrieved members of the body.
Recall that leadership crisis rocking the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo took a new dimension, as the faction , yesterday said it defied Police orders and other opposing stakeholders to conduct its elections.
The AUTHORITY gathered that leadership crisis at the National level resulted into a division, following January 10th 2020 elections, which made Prof. George Obiozor a factional National President, while Engr. Chidi Ibeh, also lay claims to same position.
At FCT chapter, elections were long overdue, but vested interests allegedly constituted a barrier to it with both conflicting court injunctions and police harassment.
Nwodozi said, “with the coming on board of the new executives in the affairs of our body, the excitement in the faces of our people and the quality of men sworn in as members of the in-coming Executive Committee; with Barr Ifeanyichukwu Obasi Nweze, as the new president, leading a crop of seasoned administrators and managers of human and material resources.
“It is our belief that the process of reconciliation will go on with speed and brothers will find peace with their peers on a parlance of justice and fair play.”