The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council, OYC, on Wednesday accused the Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, of sabotaging Igbo Presidency in 2023.
The group made this claim while reacting to the security issues in the state which has seen criminals attack security agencies in the state.
The President-General of OYC, Okwu Nnabuike, said the Imo State Governor is playing a script by those opposed to the Igbo presidency project.
In a statement on Wednesday, Okwu said, “we have a governor who has refused to learn from history, who has refused to learn that violent approach does not work in all circumstances.”
“When he invited the military to Orlu we cautioned him but he was not ready to listen to anybody, now he is reaping the benefit of that singular action.”
“All his actions since he became Governor of Imo State have been anti-Igbo, it has been clear from the blast of whistle that he is serving the interest of anti-Igbo elements and the ultimate aim is to make sure that an Igbo man does not become president in 2023.”
“Up till this moment, rather than seek a peaceful solution to this logjam, he is still talking about use of brute force. At no time in Igbo land have we witnessed this level of carnage and what this calls for is a round table discussion. The governor and not any other person should be held responsible.”
“It is still not late for Governor Uzodinma to retrace his steps and apologize to the Orlu people and indeed Ndigbo for that genocidal act. This will go a long way in assuaging the feelings of the people.”
He appealed to Nigerians not to have a double mind on the Igbo presidency project “as Ndigbo remain deeply committed to the true unity of the country. There is no auspicious time more than now for the realization of this project. In fact, the future of Nigerian depends on it and Uzodinma’s likes should not be allowed to succeed with their spoiler’s game.”
Meanwhile, gunmen on Tuesday attacked and burnt down another police station in Imo State shortly after Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and outgoing Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu departed Owerri, the Imo State capital.
Naija News understands the gunmen razed Ehime Mbano Local Government Area Divisional Police Headquarters.
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