Ohanaeze Supports Tinubu on Betta Edu’s suspension

Over alleged N585m scandal.
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The apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, otherwise known as Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, has thrown its weight behind President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s action to suspend the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr Betta Edu, over alleged N585 million fraud.

Ohanaeze also berated the Acting National Youth Leader of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Mr. Chukwuma Okpalaezeukwu for asking Tinubu to give Edu another chance by reinstating her to her office.

Okpalaezeukwu has said in a press release that the allegations against the embattled minister should be overlooked by President Tinubu, saying, “administrative infelicity and not a financial heist since the Accountant General had confirmed that she did not honor the payment.”

Reacting, in a statement issued at the weekend by its National Public Relations Secretary, Dr Alex Ogbonnia, Ohanaeze said, “The press release on the Betta Edu by Okpalaezeukwu fails woefully by all standards of logic, common sense, rhyme, reason, interests and all the known norms and traditions of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide.”

It read, “The attention of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has been drawn to a reckless press release credited to the Acting National Youth Leader of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Mr. Chukwuma Okpalaezeukwu to the effect that “Betta Edu, the suspended Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation should be given the benefit of doubt until the series of investigations into her involvement in the alleged N588 million financial wrongdoing proves her to be complicit”. The Youth qualified the allegations against Edu as an “administrative infelicity and not a financial heist since the Accountant General had confirmed that she did not honor the payment.”

“In the first place, the press release on the Betta Edu by Okpalaezeukwu fails woefully by all standards of logic, common sense, rhyme, reason, interests and all the known norms and traditions of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide. In other words, the press release is extremely impetuous, imprudent, unreflective, despicable, harebrained, intolerable and at variance with the philosophy of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide.

“The President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo  Worldwide Chief Engr. Dr. Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, MFR; OFR; CFR; FNICE; FNSE; FNIST; KSG (Ahaejiagamba Ndigbo) has expressed his disgust over the press release by Okpalaezeukwu. 

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