- Governor Rochas Okorocha held a closed door meeting with the leadership of the Ohaneze Ndigbo
- The group has been affected by leadership issues
- The governor urged the different factions to unite for the sake of the Igbo people
Governor Rochas Okorocha has reportedly berated the Ohaneze Ndigbo for allowing its leadership crisis to linger on.
The apex Igbo group has been rocked by a leadership crisis for a while necessitating the intervention of the governor of Imo state
The Nation reports that Okorocha had a closed-door meeting with the Gary Enwo-Igariwey-led faction of the group at the government house in Owerri, the Imo state capital on Tuesday, February 9.
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The meeting was attended by the group’s secretary-general, Dr Joe Nwaogu and other leaders and it lasted for hours.
Igariwey said after the meeting that they were happy with Okorocha’s decision to step into the matter for the sake of peace.
“We are here to find solutions to the leadership crisis rocking the group. We have come here in search of peace because when there is peace in Ohanaeze, there will be peace in Igboland. Governor Okorocha is our friend and he has mediated and we are hopeful that peace has returned.”
It was gathered that Governor Okorocha criticized the group for allowing the crisis to escalate and become an embarrassment to Ndigbo. He urged the factions to come together and make peace in the interests of Igbo people.
The apex Igbo group has been criticised lately by Igbo youths agitating for an independent Biafra state. The stance of the Ohaneze Ndigbo is that they do not support the agitation. The group has repeatedly called on youths from theuth east and south south to stop the Biafra agitation and support the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.