Apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide has urged former Enugu Governor, Senator Chimaroke Nnamani to stop further verbal attacks on incumbent Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.
Since Nnamani lost his bid to return to the Senate, he has not spared Ugwuanyi, blaming him for his electoral loss.
But in a statement made available to journalists on Sunday, the National President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike said Nnamani should stop blaming Ugwuanyi for his predicament.
Okwu, who said the former governor was displaying ingratitude, said it was shocking that the same Nnamani who praised Ugwuanyi to high heavens for bringing him back into limelight, was now attacking him (Ugwuanyi) without restraint.
He said, “We find no justification to the current verbal attack on Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi by Senator Chimaroke Nnamani. Enugu people have not forgotten how then governor, Sullivan Chime made him politically irrelevant.
“It was this same Ugwuanyi that resurrected him. Ugwuanyi bought Senate form for Nnamani while he was in the US. The forms were sent to him there for his signature. That was how he returned to the country and returned to the Senate.
“He said it severally times that it was Ugwuanyi that revived him. Today, Ugwuanyi has become a devil simply because he did not make it back to the Senate.
“When he started doing anti-party, did he consult Ugwuanyi who he said is now the leader? He took his personal decisions and should take responsibility for that.”
Okwu urged the former governor to accept the outcome of the National Assembly election in good faith, stressing that “former Governor Nnamani is a statesman and he should act as one. We urge him to stop making statements that are creating unnecessary divisions in Enugu State.”