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The Njiko Igbo Forum, an Igbo socio-political organization, has rejected Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, the new President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo.

According to Naija News, the Njiko Igbo Forum, an affiliate of Ohanaeze Ndigbo globally since 1999, has publicly opposed the selection of the organization’s new chairman.

The forum announced Joe Nworgu as their pick for the position in a statement that was signed by its president, Okechukwu Obioha.

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As the former deputy secretary-general of the organization, Nworgu, in the group’s opinion, possesses the necessary expertise.

The statement reads, “Njiko Igbo Forum, rejects Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, as the president-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo. As the president-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide is demised and Imo State is unarguably the state to still retain the president-general, we strongly recommend Joe Nworgu PhD (Cambridge) who was one of the contestants for that position

“We so do recommend Joe Nworgu PhD (Cambridge) as suitably qualified to take up the mantle of the leadership, having served dutifully as secretary-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide and previously for several years been the deputy secretary-general.

“If Chief Dr Iwuanyanwu wants to be called the president-general, he is on his own and will not be recognised by us and l am sure by other affiliate organisations of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide.”

Recall that Iwuanyanwu was introduced to Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma as the president-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo by a delegation of the Imo Elders Council, led by the chairman, HRM Eze Cletus Ilomuanya.

The nomination of Iwuanyanwu comes after the passing of the group’s former leader, George Obiozor, who died on January 9, 2023.

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