The Apex Igbo youth body, Ohanaeze Youth Council, OYC has reacted to the ported protest letter making rounds in social media, alleging that it emanated from Abia State Governor. They warned the opposition to stop playing dangerous politics amidst Coronavirus challenges.
In a press statement signed by the President General, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro and sent to OTVNews, the Sociocultural Igbo advocacy body said that the letter is a vein creation of the media playing script of bitter opposition to undermine the Government of Dr Okezie Ikpeazu to sow seed of discord between him and the new Commissioner of Police.
The Press Release read in full;
Protest Letter: Ohanaeze Ndigbo exonerates Abia Government, Warns Opposition Over Grandstanding amidst Coronavirus….OYC laud Ikpeazu on the appointments of Okonjo Iweala and others.
(1) Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide had described the recent Purported leaked Protest letter addressed to Police Service Commission with doctored ingredients and Contents as Media Creation and Vain Pursuits of Abia Opposition Politicians sowing seeds of discords between the Abia Government and the Newly Appointed Commissioner of Police Abia State, Mrs Janet Agbede and Biafran Groups.
OYC wondered Why Politicians will always institute Crisis in igboland with deadly consequences especially now Southeast Governors are fighting to Contain the spread of Coronavirus in South East, With certified 5 Covid19 index cases in the South East with one recovery in Enugu.
Igbo Youths warn mischief Makers and Fifth columnists to Stop casting aspersions on the Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie ikpeazu, as OYC exonerates Abia State Government from any wrongdoing, Dr Alex Otti should join Abia State Government in the fight against Coronavirus and stop spreading unsubstantiated claims of a purported letter with evil intent to put Abia in flames.
(2) OYC had Commended Abia State Government, for the Maturity displayed in handling the extra Judicial killings in Abia State, We Condemned vehemently the killings of Youths across the Southeast, and OYC will not tolerate any further killings by Security officers and Urge Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Muhammed to crosscheck his facts before dishing out sensitive information on issues happenings in the South East.
Igbos Youths await the report of the Investigative Panel of inquiry Set Up by Inspector General Of Police on the Ohafia killings and Call for Peace, as We expect Cordial Working Relationship between the New Abia CP Agbede and Abia State Government.
(3) OYC laud the Appointments of Post Abia Economic Advisory Committee Chaired by Professor Anya O Anya with Professor Ngozi Okonjo Iweala as Member and others. Governor Okezie ikpeazu had demonstrated Courage to assemble World class Economists to draft quality frameworks and proposals in rebuilding post Coronavirus Pandemic Abia Economy.
We Urge Federal Governments to redouble their efforts through disbursements of Stimulus packages and palliative Care for Nigerians, as Hunger is growing geometrically in Nigeria, Nigerians might Revolt.
Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro
Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide.