The crisis rocking the Aba branch of Nzuko Arochukwu has assumed another dimension as some disgruntled members have seceded to form a parallel union.
The latest development is despite the pendency of a suit before a Magistrate court in Aba, arising from the crisis that started in March 2017.
Giving evidence during in one of the court proceedings on August 5, 2020, an arrowhead of the breakaway group, Mazi Alex Enyeribe Ikwuagwu, informed the court that he and his group registered Nzuko Arochukwu Aba branch with the Aba North Local Government Area, Abia State, in 2015. He thus tendered the certificate issued to them as an exhibit in the Magistrate Court.
Asked if he knows that Mazi George Ezuma and Mazi Anicho Okoro are respectively the President-General and the Secretary-General of Nzuko Arochukwu Worldwide, Ikwuagwu responded that he is not aware, insisting that the duo of Mazi George Ezuma and Anicho Okoro remain the President-General and Secretary-General of Nzuko Arochukwu Union, and have nothing to do with their newly registered Nzuko Arochukwu Aba branch.
The group had earlier written and published in the December 2017 edition of another community tabloid (not Aro News) a letter to the President-General titled ‘Formal Expression of Serious Disaffection and withdrawal from the George Ezuma-led (men’s wing) of Nzuko Arochukwu Worldwide’.