The apex Igbo socio-cultural body, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has distanced itself from the call for the impeachment of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
An Igbo group also parading as Ohanaeze Ndigbo had asked the National Assembly to include Osinbajo in their impeachment threat.
According to the group, if the opposition members are serious with there threat to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari, they should impeach him alonside Osinbajo. They argued that Osinbajo shares in the failure to secure Nigeria, a major reason the senators are threatening to impeach Buhari.
But in its reaction, the George Obiozor-led leadership of Ohanaeze, said in a statement by its spokesman, Alex Ogbonnia, said that “those behind the fake press release are mischief makers, impostors, charlatans”.
It added that the group behind the call were “lose media navigators who leech on the invaluable footprints of Ohanaeze Ndigbo to issue press releases for narrow, perverse and illicit pecuniary interests”.
The statement read, “The attention of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has come been drawn to a bizarre and reckless publication currently circulating in the media indicating that Ohanaeze Ndigbo calls on “the National Assembly to include the Vice President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, SAN in the impeachment threat on the President Muhammadu Buhari”.
“Ordinarily, Ohanaeze Ndigbo would have ignored the said press release, but silence in this circumstance will tend to give validity to such a fallacy by the unsuspecting public. It is therefore necessary to inform that those behind the fake press release are mischief makers, impostors, charlatans and lose media navigators who leech on the invaluable footprints of Ohanaeze Ndigbo to issue press releases for narrow, perverse and illicit pecuniary interests.
“We wish to inform the general public that Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has neither contemplated nor issued such a reckless statement on the person of Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.”