Ohaneze Ndigbo announces caretaker committee to run group

By The Citizen

By Chibota Edozie
TheĀ  Ohanaeze Elders Council has announced a 20-member caretaker committee to run the affairs of the organization.

The caretaker committee to be inaugurated on Thursday in Enugu adopted three members from each of the five southeast states and two members each from Rivers and Anioma in Delta state . Announcing the setting up of the committee at a press briefing in Enugu on Tuesday, Chief Amechi stated that it had become necessary following the expiration of the two year tenure of the Chief Gary Enwo Igariwey led executive on Monday, January 12, adding that the 'out gone executive failed to appoint an electoral committee for conduct of elections into the leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo'.

He stated that since nature does not abhor vacuum, it was important that certain persons should assume leadership position for Ndigbo until the conduct of fresh elections to fill the offices in the organization.

He said: 'It is necessary to inform the general public that Chief Igariwey and members of his past executive are no longer in a position to speak for Ohanaeze or Ndigbo. Whatever they do or say now and henceforth are their personal positions or views to which they are entitled.

'The two year term of office of the Chief Igariwey executive of Ohanaeze Ndigbo expired yesterday, January 12, 2015. The 20-member caretaker committee appointed by the Joint meeting of the elder's council and Igbo leaders on December 21, 2014 will be formally inaugurated shortly to run the apex organization until it is able to elect new officers'.