By Brown Chimezie
Miffed by allegations that Eze Ndigbo Ghana, Dr Chukwudi Ihenetu was harbouring the leader of Ebubeagu in his palace in Ghana, the revered royal father has dismissed the claims as tissues of lies from the pit of hell.
In a statement, Ihenetu passionately appealed to Ndigbo and other Nigerians to ignore the rumour, which he described as another futile attempt by enemies to undermine his throne and distract him from organising a successful Igbo Day/New Yam Festival.
He said: “My brothers and sisters in the Diaspora, please, my enemies and enemies of Ndigbo are at it again.
“They have come out again with fresh allegations that I harbour wanted the leader of Ebubeagu in Imo in my palace in Ghana.
“This is never true. This is a hundred per cent lie. It is wrong information from my enemies, those who are against this throne that I am sitting on. Those who fought me physically, spiritually and in court, and could not succeed.
“Every year, they would come up with one propaganda or the other against the throne and against me as an individual.
“Last year, they alleged that I worked with the Federal Government to arrest IPOB members, and this turned out to be false, whereas I was the one who facilitated the release of the young men. God vindicated me and their plans proved to be false.
“This year, they have come again with false allegations that I harbour Ebubeagu commander in my home. My brothers and sisters, I don’t even know Ebubeagu leader nor have anything to do with them in Ghana.
“ Recall that sometime last year, these evil men raised false allegations that I was the mastermind of the arrest of IPOB members in Ghana. All they wanted then was to scuttle the new yam festival. Today, as we prepared for yet another New Yam Festival/ Igbo day, the evil people have gone to town again with falsehood. I am sure that this latest propaganda would also meet its waterloo.
I am using this medium to announce that on September 18, Ndigbo in Ghana will celebrate the new yam festival as well as empower the less privileged.”