The Youth Wing of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has rejected former Abia State Governor, Orji Uzor Kalu’s FIFA presidency bid.
In a statement signed by the Deputy Chairman of Ohanaeze Youth Wing in Abia State, Mr. Chetachi Ikpe on Thursday, the group said the former governor deserves to be in prison for the way he mismanaged Abia during his eight year tenure, and not FIFA.
The statement read in part: “It is with rude shock that Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Wing read in a newspaper over the purported endorsement of Orji Uzor Kalu as the next FIFA President.
“We are aware that FIFA, as the World governing body in charge of Football, it is only men of proven integrity that can only manage its affairs not people like Orji Uzor Kalu.
“Orji Uzor Kalu topped the list of corrupt politicians that Ohanaeze Youths sent to President Buhari for Speedy prosecution over the embezzlement of resources of Abia State, between 1999-2007 and should be in Prison not FIFA.
“The recent purported endorsement of Orji Uzor Kalu by Ohanaeze Youths is not true as the apex Igbo youths want Orji kalu in prisons, which automatically disqualifies him to contest for FIFA Presidency”.