The Igbo apex Socio-Cultural organisation, Ohaneze Ndigbo, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) chapter has reassured its unalloyed support to the Vice Chairman of Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Lawrence Onuchukwu.
Addressing newsmen in the nation’s capital, the president of the chapter, Mazi Odozi Nwodozi, said the vice chairman has proven to be different from his predecessors, because he had used his office to mend hitherto broken fences amongst Ndigbo in the FCT.
Nwodozi said: “His (Onuchukwu) style has been so uncommon when compared with his predecessors who preferred to distance themselves from Ndigbo once they assume office. We give him a pass mark.”
He however frowned at the actions of those he described as unscrupulous elements among Ndigbo for disrupting a well organised Igbo structure in Abuja as well as trying to float an unknown platform.
He therefore urged Nigerians and all the relevant authorities to ignore such people and continue to rely on the leadership of Ohaneze Ndigbo as the mouth piece of Igbos in FCT.
Nwodozi also used the opportunity to distance the body from the purported suspension of Eze Nwosu Ibe as the Eze Igbo 1 of Abuja by the executive members of Conference of Igbo Community Assembly.
According to him: “We are of the stand that though the Eze Igbo has acted in various ways against the constitution, guiding us, due process must be
followed and necessary consultations made, before embarking on suspension.”