The All Progressives Congress, APC, had earlier today accused Nwodo of transparent opposition to President Muhammadu Buhari.
The party is displeased by Nwodo’s move to fix Imeobi meeting of Ohanaeze on Thursday, the same day President Buhari would arrive South East states of Anambra and Enugu for a presidential campaign.
Although the APC national Vice President for South East, Chief Emma Enukwu had noted that the meeting would not affect the campaign of Buhari in the region.
But, Ohanaeze in a statement issued by its spokesman, Mazi Chuks Ibegbu, on Wednesday night said, “The attention of Ohanaeze Ndigbo is drawn to a recent media report purporting that the apex Igbo body and Barr NniaNwodo fixed its Imeobi on Thursday, January 2019 to counter the Presidential rally of the APC or President Mohammadu Buhari. There is no truth in that.
“The Imeobi date was fixed long before the event the APC South East was talking about.
“Besides, Ohanaeze Ndigbo is free to fix any day it deems fit for its events without reference to what government officials or party officials are doing since we are not answerable to them but to Ndigbo.
“We, however, consider the opinions of our sons and daughters in all political persuasion for as long as such opinions are made in good time and that was why we decided to adjust the time of the Imeobi to 4.00pm same Thursday to accommodate these opinions.
“It is, therefore, uncharitable for anybody to purport that the fixing of the date was geared to truncate Mr President’s visit to Enugu. There is nothing like that and we demand an apology from pedlars of such rumour”.
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