Bare days ahead of the Supreme Court Judgement on Abia State governorship election, the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council, OYC, has warned against any unguarded remarks that could destabilize the state.
In a statement by the President General Worldwide, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, the OYC said it had studied diligently “the recent vituperative rhetorics of fifth columnists and sponsored groups, and urge them not to allow themselves to be used as a medium to create disaffection and disunity in Igbo land via Abia State.
“They should desist from promoting falsehood, deceit and raising false alarm with evil intent to deceive igbos and instigate protest and civil disobedience ahead of next week Supreme Court’s judgment on 2019 Abia State gubernatorial election between PDP candidate, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu and APGA candidate, Chief Alex Otti.”
The OYC urged Igbo groups not to cry wolf over non-existent allegation that Governor Okezie Ikpeazu referred to Biafra agitators as terrorist organisations. According to the group “this baseless allegations is aimed at setting up crisis ahead of Supreme Court judgment. We wonder the rationale behind the recent blackmail and treachery against Ikpeazu by these Igbo groups, who are neither into self-determination or Biafra agitation, or are they now mouthpiece of Biafra agitators? It is obvious that they were recruited solely to create disaffection and disunity among Abians, and we urge Igbos to ignore such antics”
The group urged the governor to remain focused in his quest to realizing the Enyimba Economic City which Igbos are interested in.
“We are aware of the opposition sponsoring students from a nearby state to protest in Abia next week ahead of the Supreme Court judgement. We urge the opposition party to work with Governor Okezie Ikpeazu until 2023, when they will have another chance to seek the mandate of Abians,” he said.