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Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) has reportedly rescinded the registration certificates of Ohanaeze Ndigbo General Assembly, the Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF), and different notable socio-cultural groups within Nigeria.
Following reports by the Nigerian Tribune, the registrar general of CAC, Garba Abubakar conveyed in Abuja last weekend.
Scannews24 gathered that Abubakar noted the criterion was carried as a part of the commission’s reform which is adopted to subject applications from groups to thorough scrutiny as a result of safety threats.
The registrar-general additionally added that CAC’s changes have been put collectively to check the commission’s operations which result in the retreat of the certificate handed out to Ohaneze earlier, adding that it ought to by no means have been issued.
Abubakar mentioned all organizations whether or not ethnic or religious ought to get safety clearance before such groups are enlisted.
He additionally acknowledged that ACF up until now has not been registered because they weren’t granted a security approval.
He stated: “We have an established protocol that all organisations; ethnic, religious with political implication should be referred for security clearance before such organisations are registered.
“What we have done after withdrawing the certificate (of Ohanaeze Ndigbo General Assembly), we now referred the application for security clearance, if at the end of the day we are advised that this object is consistent with what the law says, and the trustees are fit and proper, then we will go ahead, but till then, we have withdrawn the certificate and they have threatened to go to court, we are lawyers, we will meet them in court.”
Meanwhile, Earlier, Ohanaeze Ndigbo raised alarm over the fragment group emerging within its fold.
Basil Onuorah, the leader of the aforesaid new group named Ohanaeze Ndigbo General Assembly (ONGA).
Onuorah stated the group has already been registered by the corporate affairs commission.
He acknowledged that Igwe Kelly Nzekwe, the traditional ruler of Igbariam in Anambra state, is serving as the ONGA’s board of trustees chairman.
However, the apex group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo said the new group was out to destabilize the Igbo region.
One of the executive, Chief Damian Okeke -Ogene, who expressed on behalf of the main Ohanaeze Ndigbo referred the emerged group as jokers.SOURCE: Scannews24.com