Town unions move to reconcile Ohanaeze factions

THE Association of South East Town Unions on Tuesday said that it had volunteered to reconcile warring factions in Ohanaeze Ndigbo.

ASETU, in a statement by Chief Emeka Diwe, National President; and Gideon Adikkwuru, National Secretary, said though the election that produced Prof. George Obiozor as Ohanaeze Ndigbo President was flawed, it was time for Ndigbo to move forward.

The group in the statement issued in Owerri, explained that for Ohanaeze Ndigbo to move forward, all warring factions needed to withdraw their cases challenging Obiozor’s emergence from courts.

“The 2021 election of Ohanaeze fell short of the expectations of the vast majority of Ndigbo in this critical moment in time. The complaints that the electoral process was neither open nor participatory are not unfounded.

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“The way forward has to be inclusive and handled by men and women of integrity. Ndigbo need to come together and come up with a solution that ensures credible leadership at this very critical moment when we need it.

“It is now time for us to pick ourselves up and demonstrate that Igbo people have internal mechanisms for conflict resolution and are not incapable of self-governance. ASETU stands ready to support and contribute to any effort that shall bring all stakeholders to the table to fashion out a way forward.”

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