The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council on Friday condemned the order by Governor Emeka Ihedioha of Imo State that the people of the state should arrest his predecessor, Senator Rochas Okorocha, warning that it was an invitation to anarchy.
Gov. Ihedioha issued the order on Thursday after some youths believed to be sympathetic to Okorocha allegedly assaulted the Chairman of the Recovery of Government Properties, Mr. Jasper Ndubuaku, while trying to invade a property of the former governor.
The President General of the Ohanaeze Youths, Okechukwu Isiguzoro, responding said it was a threat to democracy and should be reversed immediately.
Isiguzoro asked for the intervention of the South East Governors and other Igbo leaders in the current face-off saying “We call for the immediate intervention of the South East Governors and Igbo leaders as we ask Imo State religious leaders, traditional rulers, State House of Assembly to join Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide to intervene.”
He eqqually asked the people of the state especially the youths to “suspend any action pending the outcome of the peace parley with the duo,” while urging Okorocha to “stay away from the state at the moment until the dust settles down.”
He added: “We believe that Governor Ihedioha will see the wisdom and rescind the decision to arrest Okorocha.
“We urge him to suspend the activities of Jasper Ndubuka committee on the Recovery of Government Assets until the situation is under control.
“We will not allow any South East State to be under the control of a sole administrator under State of Emergency.”