The Lagos State chapter of Ohanaeze Ndigbo has dissociated itself from a content reportedly sent to Ebonyi State governor, Dave Umahi.
This was contained in a press release signed by the Lagos state chapter president of the group, Chief Solomon Ogbonna on behalf of the Publisher, apexrepoters online, Prince Chukwudi Timothy samuel.
The press release reads in part: “I write on behalf of the lagos state Exco of Ohanaeze Ndigbo,and on behalf of Ndigbo, here, there and everywhere- and I state categorically that:
“1. Neither me nor any member of the exco channelled and form of text messages, WhatsApp messages, oral/verbal messages and written messages to your Excellency the Executive Governor of Ebonyi State, for what ever reasons.
“2. That I am extremely loyal to you and your progressive/developmental leadership which has resulted in the infrastructural and economic rejuvenation of Ebonyi state.
“3. That there are no omissions or commissions good enough to serve as basis for any form of affront.
“4. That I am aware, just like my cohorts, that you are a worthy Ambassador of peace and a pursuer of egalitarianism for the good of Ebonyi state people and humanity at large.
“5. That soonest, a delegation of Ohanaeze Ndigbo led by me in Lagos State will visit you for homage and familiarzation in the interest of solidarity and progress of the State.”
Ogbonna however tagged mischief makers as ones behind the purported content.
“Your Excellency, Mischief makers and disgruntled elements, who are enemies of peace are at work, angling to forment trouble and create disharmony amongst well meaning people who are fighting hard to improve the lots of Ndigbo everywhere.”
He further extends his respect, on behalf of the group, to the governor.
According to him, the group is “looking forward to meeting you with a delegation of grateful Ndigbo from Lagos State.”