THE apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation Ohanaeze Ndigbo, on Wednesday, says it is yet to issue any public statement on the re-arrest and re-arraignment of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPoB), Nnamdi Kanu.
The group described as “fallacy,” a purported statement that quoted it as saying that “Kanu’s arrest would bring peace to the South-East region.”
A statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Alex Ogbonnia, dissociated Ohanaeze Ndigbo, from the purported statement currently in the public domain.
The statement warned mischief makers to desist from crediting such shameful posts to the apex body.
The statement reads:
“The attention of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has been drawn to a publication currently circulating in the media suggesting that Ohanaeze has issued a statement regarding the alleged re-arrest and re-arraignment of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu.
“Ordinarily, we would have ignored the said press release, but silence in this circumstance would mean giving validity to such fallacy by the unsuspecting public.
“Ohanaeze Ndigbo led by Ambassador Professor George Obiozor has not issued any press statement on the matter.
“Ohanaeze Ndigbo as the apex Igbo cultural organisation does not issue public statements in a hurry,” he said.
The body’s spokesman noted that in the event of further breaching of this warning, “Ohanaeze Ndigbo will be compelled to invoke the full weight of the law to deal with the offenders.”