Youth Wing of Igbo cultural Organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, urges Governor Rochas Okorocha to channel his energy in drawing attention of President Muhammadu Buhari towards obeying principles of Federal Character.
Following his recent diatribe against the South-East geopolitical zone on the heels of the controversy generated by President Buhari’s recent appointments, the apex Igbo cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has urged Governor Rochas Okorocha to stop speaking for Ndigbo
The group advised the governor to use his energy in drawing the attention of President Muhammadu Buhari towards obeying the principles of federal character in all his appointments.
The Union gathered that the group addressed Okorocha in a statement issued by its national president, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, and national secretary, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, on Monday, September 14.
The youth wing allegedly reacted to the interview credited to the governor, in which he blamed Igbos for being the cause of their exclusion in recent appointments made by the president.
In the interview, Okorocha reportedly said: “Some of the appointments we lost were caused by our people.” He also claimed that Igbo leaders did not listen to him when he cried like “a lonely voice in the wilderness”, urging
the Igbos to embrace Buhari and the APC.
In its statement, the group stressed that Ndigbo would never regret any political decisions they made in the presidential election. “We use this medium to warn Okorocha to concentrate on the affairs of how to make Imo state better by prompt payment of workers’ salaries and free education projects and forget dabbling into the affairs of Ndigbo.
“Governor Okorocha and the APC South East spokesman, Osita Okechukwu, should not wash their dirty linens outside but should imbibe the Igbo values of ‘ONYE Aghala NwanneYa’. “We call on President Buhari to work towards fulfilling his electoral promises to Ndigbo, especially the revamping of Enugu Coal mine, which has remained moribund for 43 Years now,” the statement read.
Meanwhile, the Akwa Ibom chapter of Ohanaeze Ndigbo has appealed to the Department of the State Services (DSS) to release the report of its finding on the recent invasion of AkwaIbom government house by its operatives.
According to Mazi Emmanuel Ikechukwu-Jonathan, the state chairman of the group, the silence exhibited by the DSS after the raid will put fears on those who want to invest in the state or currently doing business in the state.
“We are making this appeal because of our people who have invested heavily in the economy of this state as we don’t want anything that will create civil unrest because it is our people who will suffer most. “You know that any part of this country where there is civil unrest, it is the Igbos who normally suffers the damages because they are the highest in number, in terms of the non-indigenes you will find in any state outside the South East. “Currently the APC and the PDP are trading blames and you don’t know what may come out of such actions,” he said.
– Francis Moses