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Ohanaeze Ndigbo General Assembly Worldwide, Igbo socio-cultural organization and apex body, has dissociated itself from condemning the appointment of the new IGP.
The organization stated this in a statement signed by Ambassador Obizoba Chiemelu Tony, Director General Strategic Planning and Implementations and made available to PLATFORM TIMES .
“Our attention has been drawn to an online media report that certain person purportedly speaking for Ohanaeze Ndigbo reacted on behalf of the group with condemnation of the appointment of Alhaji Usman Alkali Baba, by President Muhammadu Buhari, as the new Acting Inspector General of Police.
“We make bold to inform the general public that, as far as the only constitutionally recognized Igbo socio-cultural organization and apex body, Ohanaeze Ndigbo General Assembly Worldwide is concerned, there has been no such reaction and, if there could be one, it would rather be in appreciating the President for his timely intervention saving the South East region from being turned to the theatre of war by a group already proscribed and declared terrorist group by a court of competent jurisdiction in the country.
The group, therefore, call on all Nigerians, especially fellow tribes, like the Hausa-Fulani and Yoruba peoples of this great country to disregard the unfortunate reaction.
“Ohanaeze Ndigbo, rather than being anti-progress, will continue to stand with whatever effort Federal Government of Nigeria is making towards the security, peace, unity and development of the country. We are ready to work with other tribes in ensuring the success of this.
“For Igbo to be given a vantage position in the administration of Nigeria, it will come naturally by our patriotic participation and so we cannot do otherwise”.