Ohaneze Ndigbo warns Wike over Umahi’s ordeal

Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, has warned of “disasterous consequences” that might befall  Rivers State Governor Nyesome Wike.

The group said what would prevent such from happening was only if Wike stopped attacking Ebonyi Governor David Umahi.

A court recently removed Umahi, his deputy, and 16 lawmakers who defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to the All Progressives Congress.

The court held that by reason of their defection, the affected office holders deserved to lose their positions.

Following the court pronouncement, Governor Wike vowed that the PDP would pursue the case up to the Supreme Court and would ensure Umahi and others so affected forfeit their positions.

Responding to Wike, the Secretary-General of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, berated the governor over his outburst against Umahi.

The group alleged that Wike had claimed he instigated the suit against Umahi’s continued stay in office.

Ohaneze Ndigbo said Wike’s alleged involvement was “a confirmation that there is a grand hooligan operation to destabilize the Southeast, which is unfortunately, coming from a man who denied his Igbo identity”.

“The massacre of Igbos in Obigbo (Oyibo) in Rivers State is still fresh in our minds.

“The sponsors of the grand scheme and conspiracy to remove the Ebonyi Governor remains a subversive and provocative invasion aimed at distracting the South-East from the 2023 presidential election.

“For how long will Wike realize that he should be a shining light of the PDP and the Niger Delta rather than picking up fights on all fronts?

“Ndigbo will forgive Governor Wike if he retreats and apologizes to Umahi, but disastrous consequences await him if he continues in these futile expeditions,” he said.

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