Nigeria2015: We Never Took N5bn Bribe From Jonathan – Ohanaeze Ndigbo

OhanezeLogoThe leadership of the pan-Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has denied receiving N5 billion as gratification to endorse President Goodluck Jonathan for the rescheduled presidential election.

Addressing a press conference in Enugu at the weekend, the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Gary Enwo-Igariwey, said the allegation that they received bribe from the presidency was baseless.

Igariwey noted that the interest of Ndigbo would be more protected if President Jonathan was reelected, adding that it was only Jonathan that would implement the report of the national conference that supported, among other things, the creation of nine states in each of the six geo-political zones in the country.

He further argued that only Jonathan, who is the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, would address the issue of imbalance in the political structure in the country.

Igariwey, therefore, called on Ndigbo wherever they reside to be vigilant before, during and after the forthcoming general elections.

“I have to be sincere with you, if Jonathan wins, there is likely going to be trouble and if Buhari wins, there is also likely going to be problem. So, what we should pray to God for now is for Him to save us from this dangerous situation”, he added.

On the internal crisis rocking the organization, Igariwey said there was no friction whatsoever, adding, however, that some individuals who felt they were not getting enough money from him, had gone to create trouble.

“What is happening in Ohanaeze is purely money. Certain persons want to negotiate on behalf of Ndigbo for 2015 general elections not necessarily for Igbos  interest but solely for their selfish interest”, he added


  1. If my vote can’t be for GEJ then who ? All this allegation is coming from the opposition and they have no fact about. Supporting I never a crime but these guys are making it look so. I will support and vote Jonathan again.

  2. Wetin dey worry dis APC seff..All dis yeye news wey dem dey claim say Oga Jona give bribe, we never see anyone wey Buhari give bribe ooo. Wen GMB give bribe for back em go run come for front dey say na Jonathan.

  3. The angel we paint Buhari as today is a beast in Nigeria’s history. He has no claim over this country in anyway whatsoever, what we should be celebrating is his funeral not inauguration.

  4. To Hausa/Fulani, APC anybody that support GEJ collected bribe but if you support them you’re saint , it is our choice to support who we want. I’m voting Jonathan again

  5. You guys owe no one any explanation, even if you want to vote for GEJ with your 5 fingers its no body’s business….Ndi mmade noro ha ne e meheri

  6. Imagine these people, when Jonathan visit there Emir they will say nothing but when he visit our own then it is now a problem.

  7. That’s how they like to behave, always reading negative meaning to everything PDP is doing but when it comes to there own………. well i believe you know what i am saying. #GEJ na him b our man.


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