Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide has dissociated itself from a 2-Day South East Peace Summit purportedly being organised by the National Peace Movement of Nigeria in collaboration with Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide.
A statement by Chiedozie Alex Ogbonnia, National Publicity Secretary, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide said that the apex Igbo organisation “did not give approval to any person or group for a collaboration in a peace summit,” and warned of consequences awaiting those who may use the name of the organization without adequate clearance.
Full text of the statement reads:
OHANAEZE NDIGBO DISCLAIMS SUMMIT BY NATIONAL PEACE MOVEMENT OF NIGERIA
The attention of Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide has been drawn to an online invitation to a 2-Day South East Peace Summit by the National Peace Movement of Nigeria in collaboration with Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide. It is hereby stated clearly that Ohanaeze Ndigbo did not give approval to any person or group for a collaboration in a peace summit.
Evidently, numerous Igbo sons and daughters are fascinated with Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide as their heritage; being the umbrella organization for the Igbo all over the world. While a few unscrupulous renegades, impostors and shameless pretenders in most disingenuous manner, use the hallowed name of Ohanaeze for narrow, selfish and pecuniary interests, the majority of Ndigbo strive to protect the integrity and image of Ohanaeze Ndigbo at all times. It is therefore very sacrilegious for any person or group of persons to contemplate the use of Ohanaeze Ndigbo without authorization from the leadership.
Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide led by Ambassador Professor George Obiozor dissociates itself from the 2-Day Peace Summit by the National Peace Movement of Nigeria and warns that various unfortunate and lamentable consequences await the future deviants that may use the name of the organization without adequate clearance.
Chiedozie Alex Ogbonnia, National Publicity Secretary, Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide