The Conference of Igbo Community Assembly Executives (CICAE), Abuja chapter, which is an arm of Ohaneze Ndigbo, has announced the suspension of Eze Igbo 1, of Abuja, HRH, Eze Nwosu Ibe.
Coordinator of the conference, Engr. John Ogbu, who disclosed this, alleged that the Eze Igbo has refused to tender account of his activities in Igbo Community Assembly in the past years as requested by the conference.
Ogbu also alleged that the Eze Igbo had floated another parallel association, known as Igbo Community Association, against Igbo Community Assembly and installed himself as their leader.
He continued: “He has caused a lot of disunity and anomalies among Ndigbo in FCT. Against the FCT Ohaneze Constitution, he has single handedly created extra 67 units, added to the existing 27 units. In these newly created units, he had installed Ochigbos and Anyigbos without regard to the Constitution of Ohaneze Ndigbo in FCT.
“The problems he had caused for Ndigbo in FCT will take time to be settled. The FCT indigenes have only 17 graded chief headed by the Ona of Abaji and we the Igbo should have followed suit by having 17 Ochigbos and several Ayaigbos under them.”
However, in his reaction, HRH Eze Nwosu Ibe told LEADESHIP that the CICAE is an illegal group that does not have any right to suspend him as the paramount ruler of Igbo community in Abuja.
Ibe said he is yet to receive any suspension letter from this group, which he described as faceless and nonexistent, adding that he still remains the Eze Igbo 1of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).