■ The controversy was indeed instigated by disgruntled members of the group opposed to the leadership
GUARDIAN NEWS – HOUSTON, TX – Chief Nnanyelugo Obinna Mbachu, the chairman of People’s Club of Nigeria International (PCNI), Houston branch, hosted a private reception in honor of Chief Sir Dr. Joe Ilonze, the World President of Peoples of Nigeria in his Sugarland residence. Chief Sir Dr. Ilonze was in Houston for a brief visit as part of his tour of the branches, to collaborate with regional heads in sustaining the group’s mission. During this tour, the global leader will preside new-branch inductions.
Dr. Ilonze came to Houston after the North East group induction of new members hosted by the People’s Club of Nigeria, New York (the Big Apple) Branch. Likewise, he will be in Arlington, Texas to induct new members on Saturday, August 18th, 2018. Chief Sir Dr. Ilonze and Chief Sir Obinna Mbachu encouraged all members to be present for the induction ceremony.
The Peoples Club of Nigeria, it may be recalled responded to a controversy over embezzlement of the Club’s fund by some of the executive members as “false alarm.” International Guardian gathered that Dr. Ilonze, has been completely exonerated and has proceeded with his presidential duties. In the Central Executive Meeting (CEC) held July 26th 2018 at the headquarters, the group acting on the recommendation of a committee that investigated the allegation, moved a motion for the return of their President, Chief Ilonze.
According to documents obtained by our newsroom, the motion read in part: “That the Club’s President having been exonerated from the allegations of misappropriation of the Club’s fund as aforementioned be returned to office as President of PCNI to complete his remaining tenure of office.” It was gathered that a committee was set to investigate allegations and rumors of misconduct by specific patrons of the group, prompting an internal investigation into the group’s fiscal management.
The controversy was indeed instigated by disgruntled members of the group opposed to the leadership, it was revealed. For instance, Chairman of the People’s Club Peace Committee, His Royal Highness, Chief Ezeudogu, in a detailed memo analyzed and denounced the events by unscrupulous members of the group that instigated the controversy, calling the general membership to honor the values of People’s Club as it reflects unity, love and service. Mentioning them by name, Igwe Ezeudogu indicated that members embroiled in causing confusion in the Club’s affairs were just after “their pockets.”
Chief Ilonze in turn accepted those distractions as the norms of organizational challenge, vowing to move the Group forward as a team. Just a few days ago, he was in Houston after he presided the North East group induction of new members in a well-attended event hosted by the People’s Club of Nigeria, New York (the Big Apple) Branch. Similarly, he will be visiting Arlington, Texas to induct new members on Saturday, August 18th, 2018.
Chief Sir Obinna Mbachu reiterated that the PCNI Houston is a non-profit social organization founded by Nigerians who are impelled by the desire to foster good relations amongst humanity and to sponsor and promote charitable and philanthropic causes. According to Chief Sir Mbachu, the Club structured in alignment with its Nigerian overseers equally prioritizes the wellness and advancement of their members. Members are known for cheery personality, sophistication and devotedness and are selected within specific conditions that reflect upright charisma and integrity. Worldwide, The PCNI currently has under its stable, branches in Nigeria, the United States, Canada, and Europe.