Ohanaeze Youth Council has alleged that Rochas Okorocha is using factional leader of Ohanaeze Ndigbo to mobilize IPOB members for his presidential ambition.
NEWS MAIL NG reports that the youth arm of Ohanaeze Ndigbo said this in a statement signed by its President, Igboayaka O. Igboayaka and made available to DAILY POST on Saturday.
“It’s obvious that Prof. Obiozor’s ambition to become the president-general of Ohanaeze Ndigbo was not conceived during Sen. Hope Uzodinma’s administration as the former had severally consulted Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha when he was the governor of Imo State.
“Rochas Okorocha wants to anchor his presidential ambition with sentiments on Ohanaeze Ndigbo and IPOB which explains why he was using Chidi Ibe to incite IPOB against the leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, to achieve a political sympathy and love from IPOB members.
“It’s very unfortunate that since the inception of Biafra agitation, many Igbo politicians have used pro-Biafrans to achieve their political selfish interests, and at the end they give pro-Biafra members name. Today, Chidi Ibe and Rochas Okorocha have found a new love in IPOB like Romeo and Juliet, just to project themselves as lovers of the Biafra movement.
“Where was Rochas Okorocha and Chidi Ibe when IPOB members were being killed and tortured by the security agents, and how many IPOB members did Ibe empower when he was Commissioner in Okorocha’s administration, “OYC queried.
They alleged that Chidi Ibe who was a Commissioner under Rochas Okorocha is using his inciting speeches to get IPOB to support Okorocha’s presidential ambition.
The OYC advised Rochas Okorocha to use the resources he is squandering in court to distract Professor Obiozor to execute projects that can benefit the youths.
“Enough of this gimmick and nonsense by desperate Igbo politicians using Ndigbo and Biafra quest to whip up sentiments while in actual sense they are major beneficiaries of looting of Nigeria’s treasury,” OYC warned.
“Ohanaeze Youth Council will not succumb to the politics of divide and rule by Engr. Chidi Ibe and Senator Rochas Okorocha in Igbo land, but any patriotic progressive who love Ndigbo should drop his or her personal agenda and earnestly support Prof. Obiozor to build a new Igbo society as he leads the great Igbo race in the next four years”.