Ohanaeze denies congratulating President-elect, rejects election results

…urges Nigerians to disregard reports from faceless individuals using the name of Ohanaeze to pursue selfish and inordinate interests

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide said it had not congratulated any candidate in the election.

Vice President of the apex Igbo sociocultural organisation, Chief Damian Okeke-Ogene also refuted media reports purporting the body to have applauded outcome of the presidential and National Assembly elections.

Speaking in Awka, Anambra State, Okeke-Ogene urged Nigerians and the public to disregard reports from those he described as faceless individuals using the name of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo to pursue selfish and inordinate interests.

“Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide still stands firm on its earlier statement rejecting the way the exercise was conducted and its outcome as well as supporting political parties who are challenging the outcome peacefully and within the confines of the law,” he stated.

While insisting that Ohaneze Ndigbo has only one leadership led by the late Professor George Obiozor elected by the seven Igbo speaking states, Ohanaeze VP urged the media to always confirm sources of reports credited to the body before publication to checkmate the antics of self-seeking individuals.

Okeke-Ogene regretted that Independent National Electoral Commisdion( INEC) had demoralised and dashed the hope of the people, urging Nigerians not to be discouraged by the conduct of the Presidential and National Assembly elections and come out en-masse on Saturday to elect credible candidates in the governorship and State Assembly elections.

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