Njiko Igbo Forum an Igbo socio-political group, and an affiliate of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide has opposed the emergence of Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, as the President-General.
The Forum’s position was made public in a press release signed by the president of Njiko Igbo Forum, Okechukwu Obioha.
Recall that Iwuanyanywu was nominated following the demise of the erstwhile president-general, George Obiozor, who passed on January 9, 2023.
Reports by the PUNCH indicate that a delegation of the Imo Elders Council, led by the chairman, HRM Eze Cletus Ilomuanya, had presented Iwuanyanwu to Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma as the president-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo.
Iwuanyanywu had during an interview on Channels Politics Today, accepted to serve, adding that he was pleased with by distinguished stakeholders of Ohanaeze to accept the position.
The statement by the forum rejecting Iwuanyanywu as president-general partly read, “Njiko Igbo Forum, rejects Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, as the president-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo. As the president-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide is demised and Imo State is unarguably the state to still retain the president-general, we strongly recommend Joe Nworgu PhD (Cambridge) who was one of the contestants for that position.
“We so do recommend Joe Nworgu PhD (Cambridge) as suitably.D.qualified to take up the mantle of the leadership, having served dutifully as secretary-general Ph.D.Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide and previously for several years been the deputy secretary-general.
“If Chief Dr. Iwuanyanwu wants to be called the president-general, he is on his own and will not be recognized by us and l am sure by other affiliate organizations of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide.”
The forum further, recommended Joe Nworgu, adding that he has the requisite experience as former deputy secretary-general.