President – General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief John Nnia Nwodo, on Thursday said elderstatesman and the Second Republic lawmaker Junaid Mohammed lied when he claimed he (Nwodo) came to the North knelt down and begged to be made President.
“Are you telling me because John Nwodo is the president of Ohanaeze I should ask people to vote for him? I will not. He came all the way from Enugu with a delegation and we had a meeting in a house not very far from my house, I think it is the house of a former governor of Kaduna state, Lawal Jafaru Isa”.
“We had a meeting there in which John Nwodo went on his knees begging us to make him President. We laughed at him. In our culture, you don’t come here and say you people should make me this or that. We allow people to point at you and say you are good to occupy certain positions”.
However speaking with our correspondent, Nwodo described Junaid’s statement as lies saying he will soon respond.
” He (Junaid) is telling lies. I am in a meeting right now but I will soon respond. We will issue a statement very soon” he said.