‘Political Rascals’, Ohanaeze responds to Iwuanyanwu’s statement

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The Igbo socio-cultural association, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, has denied that its chairman, Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, referred to the Yoruba race as “political rascals.”

Iwuanyanwu had made a speech at an event in Anambra, where he condemned those responsible for destroying Igbo properties in Lagos, calling them “political rascals.”

In response, the Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, called on Ohanaeze to warn Iwuanyanwu against insulting the Yoruba race.

However, Ohanaeze’s national publicity secretary, Alex Ogbonnia, issued a statement saying that Iwuanyanwu’s speech had been twisted by those seeking to create a rift between the Igbo and Yoruba ethnicities.

Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu
Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu

Ogbonnia clarified that the chairman was not referring to the Yoruba race as political rascals but rather condemning the actions of those who attacked Igbo properties in Lagos.

Ogbonnia further stated that Iwuanyanwu is a detribalized Nigerian who holds the Yoruba people in high esteem and has often praised their cultural values, intellect, and hospitality. He also pointed out that many Igbo people are integral parts of various Yoruba communities and applauded the cordial relationship between the two ethnic groups.

In conclusion, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has denied that its chairman insulted the Yoruba race and has called on Nigerians to focus on promoting unity rather than creating division.

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