2023: Ezeife’s visit to Shettima divides Igbo elders

Around fourteen days after the visit of a previous legislative head of Anambra State, Dr. Chukwuemeka Ezeife, to the All Progressives Congress bad habit official applicant, Kashim Shettima, the Igbo Elders Consultative Forum which he seats is truly separated, The PUNCH has learnt.

Albeit the authority proclamation had guaranteed that it was a civility visit, sources said it had tossed the IECF into discussions as individuals who had been bosses of the Igbo administration and upheld the official competitor of the Labor Party, Peter Obi, stayed partitioned.

The division among the individuals from the association was fuelled by the dropping of two question and answer sessions prior booked for 1 pm on Tuesday, June 14 and Friday, June 24 2022 at Ezeife’s home in Asokoro without a second to spare, while no great reason was given.

Since that time, the IECF had kept a stunning quiet, subsequently fuelling more hypothesis that legislators might have invaded its individuals.

A shocked individual from IECF who would rather not be referenced affirmed the division however didn’t know whether it was purportedly supported by the All Progressives Congress.

He said, “I don’t know I realize what is happening among Igbo Elders. Mainly, after those two cut short question and answer sessions and even gatherings, we chose to think somewhere else and watch. There are individuals who came to commandeer the spot to make money.”We don’t realize whether they’re being supported by the APC. We think he (Ezeife) was informed that it wasn’t great. Around then, Igbo Elders were extremely vocal and they attempted to separate us. We didn’t permit that to annoy us since we know where we were proceeding to accomplish underground work.

“Be that as it may, I think we have returned to our faculties, we have returned from our frenzy. Those individuals really fizzled, they fell. The APC needed to kill us, yet that one is currently finished.”

At the point when reached on the division among Igbo seniors and whether it was anything but a danger to Obi’s desire, the Spokesperson of Peter Obi Support Network, Onwuasoanya Jones, said Obi’s development was a public plan.

As per him, Ezeife is a senior legislator and can choose to visit whoever he wishes to visit.

He said, “Obi’s official task isn’t an Igbo plan. His is a Nigerian venture and we consent to the freedoms of each and every Nigerian to choose whom to help and whom to decide in favor of. That’s what we trust if ability, character and believability are the game changers, Obi towers well over each and every up-and-comer in this race

“Ezeife is a senior legislator and previous lead representative. We can’t choose for him whom to visit or not. It is totally inside his entitlement to visit Shettima or some other individual besides.”

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