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Be very vigilant to wage the battle facing us —Ohanaeze appeals to Ndigbo



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The Ohanaeze Ndigbo president general, Chief Nnia Nwodo, has called on his people to understand that they have difficult challenges facing them in Nigeria.

He has therefore appealed to them to be vigilant to be able to “wage the battle facing us.”

This was even as he said that he had dissolved the London and Ghana chapters of the Igbo socio-cultural organisation.

Nwodo spoke at Abagana in the Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State, when he attended this year’s New Yam Festival put together by the President of Igbo World Assembly, Dr Nwachukwu Anakwenze.

“Our people should know that we are facing a very difficult challenge in Nigeria and my appeal to all Igbo is to be very vigilant to be able to wage the battle facing us.

“Let us not allow disaster to befall our race in our generation. I believe that we are equal to the task before us and I am optimistic that we shall overcome,” he said.

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On why he dissolved Igbo socio-cultural organisation in Ghana and London Nwodo said:

“I just returned from Ghana where I dissolved the two factions of Ohanaeze along with the two president-generals and the two traditional rulers and we are making arrangement on when to go and conduct a proper election for them in that country.

“There are about one million Igbo in Ghana and I have asked the country’s Minister of Interior not to recognise any of the factions.

“Even in London, we have factions and we have also dissolved them pending when they will unite to form a united Ohanaeze in that branch. Lagos also had a similar problem, but we have been able to resolve it.”

Nwodo then praised Anakwenze, a former president of the Anambra State Associations in the United States of America, saying he has done well in uniting the Igbo in diaspora and always celebrating the Igbo culture both in Nigeria and abroad.

The Igbo people of Nigeria have continued to claim being marginalised and have been one of the crusaders for the restructuring of the country.

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