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Friday, 6 February 2015

We never took N5bn bribe from Jonathan —Ohanaez

We never took N5bn bribe from Jonathan —Ohanaeze

Addressing a press conference in Enugu, on Friday, the President- General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Enwo Igariwey, said the allegation that they took bribe from the presidency was baseless.
THE leadership of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo has denied receiving N5 billion as gratification to endorse President Goodluck Jonathan for the February 14 election.
Igariwey noted that the interest of Ndigbo would be more protected if President Jonathan was re-elected, adding that it was only Jonathan that would implement the report of the national conference that supported, among other things, the creation of nine states in each of the six geo-political zones in the country.
He added that it was Jonathan that would address the issue of imbalance in the political structure in the country.
He, therefore, urged Ndigbo wherever they reside to be vigilant before, during and after the forthcoming general elections.
“I have to be sincere with you, if Jonathan wins, there is likely going to be trouble and if Buhari wins, there is also likely going to be problem. So, what we should pray to God for now is for Him to save us from this dangerous situation”, he added.
On the internal crisis rocking the apex umbrella of Igbo scio-cultural association, he said there was no friction in the group, adding, however, that some individuals who felt they were not getting enough money from him had gone to create trouble.
“What is happening in Ohanaeze is purely money. Certain persons want to negotiate on behalf of Ndigbo for 2015 general elections not necessarily for Igbos  interest but solely for their selfish interest,” he added.