Ohanaeze Youth Council, (OYC), an Igbo socio-cultural organization, has warned Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State not to end up like ex-Governor, Rochas Okorocha, now the Senator representing Imo West senatorial district in the National Assembly.
OYC maintained that Okorocha destroyed important facets of governance in the state, most regrettably, the anti-people policies and programmes of the past APC government in the State.
The Igbo socio-cultural organization, also appealed to Governor Uzodinma, to as a matter of necessity, defend the constitution of Nigeria, especially Section 7, Sub-section 1, which stated that the Local Governments shall be governed by a democratically elected government.
According to OYC, the case of caretaker committee or interim is an aberration of the constitution of Nigeria.
The Igbo youth organization, in a statement signed by its President, Igboayaka O. Igboayaka and issued to NDREPORTERS on Tuesday, called on Governor Uzodinma to quickly conduct a credible local government election that would be devoid of manipulation, noting that such would pave way for the youths of the state to participate fully in the leadership formation at the grassroots.
OYC also implored the Imo State Governor to implement to the latter the white paper form of the Commission of Enquiry on access recovery, while recounting that Eze Duruihuoma-led Commission of Enquiry recommended N92bn, as total treasury allegedly stashed away by Okorocha, who served as Imo Governor between 2011 and 2019.
The Igbo group extolled Governor Uzodinma for his good beginning as the executive Governor of Imo State and urged him not to toe the path of former Governor, Rochas Okorocha.
OYC further advised Senator Uzodinma to redeem the image of Orlu people, enjoined the Governor not to derail from the track he has set for himself in order to ensure a positive landing.
NDREPORTERS recalls that former Governor, Rochas Okorocha had in recent times been at loggerheads with the Imo State Government over alleged land acquisition and misappropriation of public funds.
However, OYC, in the statement, further commended Uzodinma for continuing with the already existing programmes of the immediate past administration of Rt. Hon. Emeka Ihedioha, saying, “it is a proof of a responsible government”