A pressure group, Njiko Igbo, has set up a five-man committee to resolve the crisis in apex Igbo cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, over election of its leadership.
Ohanaeze Ndigbo had been embroiled in a crisis that trailed last weekend’s election of leaders of the organisation, result of which some contestants rejected.
Njiko Igbo, in a statement signed by National Chairman, Senator Sylvester Anyanwu, and Director of Operations, National and Diaspora, Senator Emmanuel Onwe, said the committee set up janjuary 13, 2013, and made up of five prominent Igbo persons, was set up to settle the dispute to the satisfaction of all parties involved in the crisis.
The group noted that current developments within Ohanaeze Ndigbo had resulted in a great sense of unease among all concerned Igbo citizens.
It noted that the role of the apex Igbo group in the affairs of Igbo people could not be under-estimated
He said: “Ndigbo cannot, therefore, afford a crisis of confidence to undermine the organisation and cripple it from performing its vital functions.”
It called on all parties to halt all hostilities and await the outcome of its peace initiative.