By Emeagi Emeka Williams
The creme de la creme of the diaspora traditional leadership of Ndigbo in Lagos state under the aegis of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, met yesterday to put paid to what could be termed the misleading theatre of the absurd playing from the domain of that great institution.
The august gathering meant to unravel all puzzles and demystify knotty and unsavoury developments held at the palace of Chief Oliver Akubueze, Nmiri Ndigbo.
At this crucial meeting held under a charged atmosphere, the Ohanaeze critical stakeholders unanimously condemned the fact that sacked and already replaced President of Ohanaeze Lagos, Chief Solomon Ogbonna is roaming about now as an impostor, misleading the public and committing forms of illegality and travesty of cultural procedures.
In a communique which was officially read to the press by the Secretary of the Ezes Council, Eze Remi Anyamele, who is also the Eze Ndigbo of Ikosi Isheri,
it was indicated that Ogbonna was officially impeached by the relevant authority of Ohanaeze on 9th June, 2022 before the legal, well conducted free and fair election of 26th June which brought in his already inaugurated successor, Chief Sunday Ossai, Stainless.
The Communique also conveyed an appeal to the certain Igbo big wigs such as the Chief Executive Officers of Chisco and Okeyson Transport Companies to kindly desist from recognising Ogbonna as the President of Ohanaeze, as such is risky and could mis-channel their good deeds for Ndigbo.
Similarly, the Communique called on the Lagos state government to cease to recognise and deal with the embattled and ousted Ogbonna in the capacity of Ohanaeze Lagos President, as the new President and his Exco will be officially presented to the LASG soonest.
The established mis conducts of Ogbonna include financial misappropriation, anti Igbo conducts, violation of codes of ethics and usurpation, amongst others.
Prominent Ezes on ground at the meeting who harshly and vehemently berated Ogbonna and condemned his excesses are: Eze Ndigbo of Ibeju Lekki, His Highness, Eze Chris Emeka Offia, KSM; Ezeoha Dr Eneh, Eze Ndigbo Ojo LGA; Eze Uche Dimgba Okpotemgba, Eze Ndigbo Ikeja; Eze Remi Anyamele, Eze Ndigbo Ikosi Isheri; Chief Oliver Akubueze, (Mmiri Igbo), Chairman Council of Elders, Lagos; Eze Gerald Onuchukwu, Eze Ndigbo Eti-Osa; and High Chief Dr Ossai Igwe Onyekwele, Kingmaker in diaspora.
The Ezes however urged the general public to beware of Ogbonna as he is presently impersonating the president of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, calling on certain critical players walking with him to retrace their steps or face the lawful punitive action of Ohanaeze alongside him soon.