The think-tank of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Aka Ikenga, has carpeted Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, for allegedly slandering Ndigbo during a recent lecture at the Harvard University, United States.
The group in a statement issued in Lagos and signed by its President, Chief Goddy Uwazurike, “noted with dismay the demonisation of Ndigbo by a group of people who have nothing positive to contribute to the peaceful conclusion of the Presidential election.
“Ndigbo voted freely and without any fear or favour. To attribute it to greed or stomach infrastructure or even love of money is to carry on this malicious stigmatisation to a ridiculous level.
“Ekiti voted for PDP and it was called stomach infrastructure but not Osun that voted APC. Amaechi of Rivers and close friend of Prof Wole Soyinka lost his state and all the South-East and South-South states and we are all categorised as people who put their votes where their stomach is and are suffering from incurable money mindedness.
“The statement from Soyinka is a sign that the quality of gun totting Wole of Ibadan has gone into oblivion. It is now replaced by that of a man who must speak even when he has nothing to say. Truly, the quality has died and is now replaced by something else. Wole Soyinka of old would have campaigned for people to vote freely.
“How come Ndigbo are the only people singled out by Soyinka? There are over 400 tribes in Nigeria but Soyinka did not single out any of them except Ndigbo for vilification in the United States. The election is over but we urge the purveyors of disunity to let peace reign,” the Ndiigbo chieftain said.