Press Statement: Suspension Of Engr Damian Okafor As National Youth Leader, Ohaneze Ndigbo, And Ratification Of Onwuasoanya FCC Jones As Acting National Youth Leader

The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide – Youth Wing wishes to abreast the general public and relevant authorities of some developments within the Wing, as follows;

  1. That following a properly convened National Executive Committee meeting of the Wing, a vote of No Confidence was passed on the former leader of the wing, Engr. Damian Okafor, and he was consequently suspended indefinitely.
  2. This suspension was predicated on the following misdeeds;

a. Gross Misconduct
b. Gross Incompetence
c. Public Embarrassment
d. Dishonesty
e. Abandonment of Duty
f. Dereliction of Duty
g. Disrespect to other NEC members
h. Violation of the Constitution of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide
I. Absolute lost of confidence on his leadership by NEC members.

  1. That in line with the Constitution of the apex Igbo sociocultural organization, Worldwide, that the National Deputy Youth Leader, Onwuasoanya FCC Jones is ratified by the NEC as the Acting National Leader of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide-Youth Wing.
  2. That out of 24 member National Executive Committee, 22 members voted in support of all the resolutions, viz; Vote of No Confidence on Engineer Damian Okafor and his indefinite suspension as Leader of the Wing and ratification of Onwuasoanya FCC Jones as the Acting National Youth Leader.
  3. That the Wing reasserts our unwavering loyalty and support to our parent body, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide, ably led by our father, His Excellency Ambassador Professor George Obiozor – UGWUMBA.
  4. That the NEC also set up an eight man Committee to investigate the allegations against Engineer Damian Okafor and report back to the National Executive Committee, within two months, on further recommendations and findings. This Committee has Chief Arthur Ugwah, the National Financial Secretary, who will serve as Chairman and Comrade Akadiro-Orji Chisaokwu Phil, the National Ex-officio, as Secretary of the committee.
  5. That we advise organizations and individuals who may wish to have any dealings with Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide – Youth Wing to take note of this crucial leadership change and henceforth, stop dealing with Engineer Damian Okafor or any of his acolytes or representatives on behalf of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Wing.

Signed,
Mazi Chika Art Adiele
National Publicity Secretary
25th September, 2021.

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