Ohanaeze Ndigbo has debunked the news that claims the Igbo socio-cultural organization has dumped Peter Obi to support Bola Tinubu .
NAIJA NEWS NG reports that the Lagos State chapter of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo led by Sunday Ossai has said the statement never emanated from them but was originated by his predecessor, Solomon Aguene .
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Ossai said the statement is from the pit of hell.
In a statement he issued, Ossai noted that the claim was meant to serve some private interest and not that of Ohanaeze in Lagos State.
The statement read partly: “The attention of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has been drawn to the news making the rounds with a caption ‘Ohanaeze Ndigbo dumps Peter Obi, declares support for Tinubu’.
“The purveyor of the above remarks is Chief Solomon Aguene, the immediate past president of Ohanaeze, Lagos State Chapter.
“Ohanaeze, therefore, informs the general public that the current president of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Lagos State Chapter is Chief Sunday Ossai and only the Chapter President or an authorized officer of the current Lagos state executive has the right to speak on behalf of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Lagos State Chapter.
“For the avoidance of doubt, the misleading impression that ‘Ohanaeze dumps Obi’ is from the pit of hell and meant to serve private interest. Such a statement is hereby vehemently debunked.”
A few days ago, Tinubu, Obi and Atiku Abubakar emerged as their parties’ presidential candidates.