A top Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has warned against illegally amending its constitution. The group warns that these illegal alterations are intended to prevent a Rivers State President General from being elected in January 2025, the 2027 elections, and the continuance of some deviant members.
These unconstitutional revisions to Ohanaeze Ndigbo’s constitution violate Article 11(a), which requires the President General to rotate among the seven Igbo-speaking states. Rivers State is entitled to take over by January 11, 2025, after six other states have done so. These unlawful revisions and the Rivers State coup violate Ohanaeze Ndigbo’s Articles 29 and 30.
Ndigbo warns the culprits that unlawful constitutional amendment would be opposed. These naive actions will fail and embarrass Ndigbo. Igbos want a Rivers State president-general as it has not been since the war ended in 1970. Obstructing this will worsen the Igbo identity problem and prevent Rivers State’s Igbo reorientation and rediscovery.
Ohanaeze Ndigbo believes no conspiracy theories or constitutional revisions can stop the Igbo people. Southeast Governors, Council of Igbo Bishops, Global Igbo leaders, non-state actors, Ndigbo in the diaspora, and Igbo Elders must work together to stop these desperate perpetrators.
The Ohanaeze Elders Council, led by Prince Richard Ozobu, has cleared Rivers State President General aspirants to begin talks across the seven Igbo-speaking states and visible campaigning before the 2025 elections. Ohanaeze Ndigbo pledges to maintain fairness, justice, and its constitution.
Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Secretary General
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