The apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has distanced itself from a statement calling for the impeachment of the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo.
HausaToday had earlier reported that a statement was released in the early hour of Tuesday compelling lawmakers to impeach Osinbajo alongside his boss, President Muhammadu Buhari, over the security challenges in the country.
Ohanaeze in its reaction to the statement described it as the handwork of mischief makers, impostors, and charlatans.
The group noted that it has not considered or released a statement calling for Osinbajo’s impeachment.
Ohanaeze Ndigbo, in a statement released through its spokesman, Alex Ogbonnia, reads, “The attention of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has come been drawn to a bizarre and reckless publication currently circulating in the media indicating that Ohanaeze Ndigbo calls on the National Assembly to include the Vice President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, SAN in the impeachment threat on the President Muhammadu Buhari.
“Ordinarily, Ohanaeze Ndigbo would have ignored the said press release, but silence in this circumstance will tend to give validity to such a fallacy by the unsuspecting public. It is, therefore, necessary to inform you that those behind the fake press release are mischief makers, impostors, charlatans and lose media navigators who leech on the invaluable footprints of Ohanaeze Ndigbo to issue press releases for narrow, perverse and illicit pecuniary interests.
“We wish to inform the general public that Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide has neither contemplated nor issued such a reckless statement on the person of Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.”