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Following the News few days ago which alleged that EZE OBIDIEGWU ONYESO, EZE NRI endorsed Sir Victor Umeh for ANAMBRA CENTRAL SENATORIAL seat, a position that is highly contested between IYOM UCHE EKWUNIFE, DR CHRIS NGIGE AND SIR VICTOR UMEH?
It became imperative to do a rejoinder as IYOM EKWUNIFE is a revered daughter Inlaw of NRI and a titled woman of the town, for Victor Umeh to get an endorsement of EZE NRI means a lot to Victor and a minus to Uche Ekwunife.
That made us to reach out to the Heart of NRI KINGDOM to know the reason behind the endorsement.
First we called the President General of NRI (PG) of NRI, MR FRANK OBIEKWE, he called us back after he missed our call and received our Text message, we asked him to react on the endorsement of SIR VICTOR UMEH by EZE NRI as reported.
He said and I quote “EZE NRI DID NOT ENDORSE VICTOR UMEH, MYSELF THE PG OF NRI did not endorse Victor Umeh, I wasn’t even there to start with, if EZE NRI did not and the PG did not endorse Victor Umeh, it means nobody in NRI endorsed Victor”.
The PG went ahead to advise that Reporters should try to report facts and not a prepared script, he said that the EZE NRI who he spoke with before calling us back, he spoke to him after reading our TEXT message, he said that EZE NRI is furious about such fallacious fabrication.
He said EZE NRI demands an apology from the author of that piece. He now gave us the Phone number of the IGWE NRI to talk to him on the matter for us to hear directly from the EZE NRI.
When we called EZE OBIDIEGWU ONYESO and explain the reason for the call. He was bitter and sad that journalism these days has gone so bad. He said VICTOR UMEH came to his Palace, that NRI as the Custodian of Igbo culture has been nice to visitors, so he extended such niceties to Sir Victor Umeh by offering him Kola nuts and listened to him and his campaign talk.
He said he never ENDORSED VICTOR UMEH and that Nri is not a political set up but cultural, therefore NRI never bothers with political endorsement, the Eze said, if I am to endorse anybody, my DAUGHTER AND WIFE is in the middle of the dance, is it not right that I will spray her money before I will think of spraying a stranger ?
He said and I quote “I EZE NRI DEMAND AN APOLOGY AND RETRACTION FROM THE AUTHOR OF THAT MALICIOUS PIECE”.
We called the author of the piece and advised him on the reactions from EZE NRI AND PG OF NRI, one of them said he had the Eze on tape and that he will be happy to meet him in court, while the other said they have heard, that he will see what to do.