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 mentioned Uzodinma ought to get ready to face the wrath of Igbo youths.
He mentioned it was shameful that Uzodinma was descending to the sector merely due to the governor’s curiosity in Igbo presidency.
In response to 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 report that Owelle Rochas Okorocha has executed for Ndigbo what every other 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, effectively befitting, a satisfaction of place.
“It’s also on report that even earlier than Owelle Rochas Okorocha turned Governor of Imo State, he had already established himself and was already constructing academic constructions and empowering the youths right here and there.
“One, subsequently, wonders how a person imposed on Imo folks as governor will all of a sudden get up and resolve to assault Okorocha for no simply trigger. It seems that the identical individuals who introduced this man to energy by means of the again door, the instrumentality of the Supreme Court docket, are additionally behind this dance of disgrace Uzodinma is concerned in.
“However actually, we’re not going to take a seat 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 deal with tens of millions of Igbo youths house and past.
“Igbo youths name for the speedy launch of his Excellency Owele Rochas Okorocha and demand an finish to any additional harassment of this noble Igbo chief.”
“We now have additionally reliably gathered that Hope Uzodimma has no single funding in any a part of Imo State, to not discuss of Owerri, and that is the rationale he isn’t all for defending lives and properties.
“The Royal Spring Palm has been beneath investigation by EFCC and the matter already within the court docket; why can’t he await the result of court docket verdict? It’s really a disgrace, a vendetta and pull him down syndrome by this agent of wickedness referred to as Gov. Hope Uzodinma.
“To say the least, the youths of Ndigbo will do every little thing 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.