The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council, on Monday, condemned in sturdy phrases the arrest of the previous Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha.
Okorocha was arrested by the operatives of the Imo State Police Command on the order of Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State.
This has been seen as the peak of the on-going energy tussle between the 2 political leaders in Imo State, who’re each members of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC.
In a press release issued Monday morning by the OYC President-Basic, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike he stated Uzodinma ought to get ready to face the wrath of Igbo youths.
He stated it was shameful that Uzodinma was descending to the sector merely due to the governor’s curiosity in Igbo presidency.
In accordance with him, “it’s now clear that Hope Uzodinma has a single agenda- to destroy Igbo land. This has clearly manifested in his sending of army males to Orlu Imo State the place a number of lives have been wasted and properties destroyed.
“As if that was not sufficient, just some days after, he now ordered the arrest and humiliation of Owelle Rochas Okorocha, a distinguished Igbo son.
“It’s on file that Owelle Rochas Okorocha has accomplished for Ndigbo what another single individual was in a position to do. A go to to Ohanaeze Ndigbo secretariat will present the big edifice he single-handedly constructed for Ndigbo, properly befitting, a satisfaction of place.
“It’s also on file that even earlier than Owelle Rochas Okorocha turned Governor of Imo State, he had already established himself and was already constructing academic buildings and empowering the youths right here and there.
“One, due to this fact, wonders how a person imposed on Imo individuals as governor will all of the sudden get up and determine to assault Okorocha for no simply trigger. It seems that the identical individuals who introduced this man to energy by way of the again door, the instrumentality of the Supreme Courtroom, are additionally behind this dance of disgrace Uzodinma is concerned in.
“However definitely, we aren’t going to sit down by and watch Hope Uzodinma destroy Igboland all in a bid to fulfill the ego of his political masters. He ought to get able to face our music; he ought to get able to take care of hundreds of thousands of Igbo youths dwelling and past.
“Igbo youths name for the fast launch of his Excellency Owele Rochas Okorocha and demand an finish to any additional harrasment of this noble Igbo chief.”
“Now we have additionally reliably gathered that Hope Uzodimma has no single funding in any a part of Imo State, to not speak of Owerri, and that is the rationale he’s not eager about defending lives and properties.
“The Royal Spring Palm has been beneath investigation by EFCC and the matter already within the courtroom; why can’t he await the result of courtroom verdict? It’s really a disgrace, a vendetta and pull him down syndrome by this agent of wickedness known as Gov. Hope Uzodinma.
“To say the least, the youths of Ndigbo will do all the things inside our purview and attain to cease this embarrassment being meted on Senator Rochas by Hope Uzodinma and different presidential aspirants.
“There isn’t a doubt that this act is heinous, barbaric and abominable by each customary and in each ramification,” he declared.