Ohanaeze Ndigbo has condemned Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State on his recent utterances against the voting pattern of the South East in the last Presidential election.
They have however called on him to channel his energy in drawing President Muhammadu Buhari’s attention towards adhering to the Principle of Federal Character in his appointments.
The apex Igbo cultural organization made this known at a meeting between the National President of its youth wing, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro and the Akwa Ibom state chapter of the organization in Uyo.
“It has become pertinent that the youth wing react to the recent interview credited to Governor Okorocha in which he blamed Igbos for being the cause of their exclusion in recent appointments made by Buhari.
“This is to remind Okorocha of the role he ought to play since he is comfortable with the President’s action on the Igbos in his appointments.
“In the said interview, Okorocha reportedly said that some of the appointments we lost were caused by our people. Okorocha, also in the interview, claimed that Igbo leaders refused to listen to him when he cried like a lonely voice in the wilderness while urging the Igbos to embrace Buhari and the APC.
“The Imo State governor also accused Igbos of putting their eggs in one basket despite his admonitions that such a decision was unwise,” Isiguzoro said.
The president maintained that Ndigbo would not regret any political decisions they took in the March 28th Presidential Election because the issue of implementation of National Confab was considered.
“We use this medium to warn Okorocha to concentrate on the affairs of how to make Imo State better by prompt payment of Imo workers salaries and free education projects and forget dabbling into the affairs of Ndigbo because he does not have the mandate to speak for the Igbos.
“Gov Okorocha and APC South East Spokesman, Osita Okechukwu, should not wash their dirty linens outside but should imbibe the Igbo values of ‘Onye aghala nwanne ya’.
“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,” he added.
Meanwhile Akwa Ibom chapter of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth wing has appealed to the Department of the State Services, to release the report of its finding on the recent invasion of Akwa Ibom Government House by its operatives.
The state chairman of the group, Mazi Emmanuel Ikechukwu-Jonathan, who made the appeal, said that continued muteness exhibited by the DSS after the raid was enough to put fears on those who want to invest 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 in any part of this country where there is civil unrest, it is the Igbos who normally suffer 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 in the state are trading blames and you don’t know what may come out of such actions,” he added.

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