Ohanaeze flays MASSOB’s criticism of Ugwuanyi, tells members to join political party
The Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC), yesterday, criticised the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) over its attack on Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.
Recall that the Enugu State chapter of MASSOB, in a statement by its State coordinator, Daniel Onyebuchi, had passed a poor performance verdict on Ugwuanyi. He had asked the electorate to reject the governor at the polls in 2023.
While reacting, the National President of the youth wing of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Okwu Nnabuike, said it was quite strange that a Biafra agitation group had constituted itself into a performance-rating agency.
He said Ugwuanyi remains the most youth-friendly governor Enugu has ever produced, going by the number of youths currently holding one position or the other at the state or local council level.
Okwu, who wondered the criteria used by MASSOB to arrive at its verdict, described those behind the publication as “agents paid to destabilise the state.”
He said: “Political jobbers, hiding under the banner of agitators, are at it again. This time their signatures and identities are everywhere for everyone to see.
“Is it not curious that just after their recruitment their first assignment is to attack the governor of Enugu? This is the first ever press statement from the coordinator of MASSOB in Enugu attacking Ugwuanyi rather than focus on Biafra.
“Their allegation is petty as, according to them, ‘some of the roads in the capital city are in a mess. The New Market road roundabout, Gulf Estate Garden Avenue, among others, are all at the mercy of God.’”
How on earth does the bad state of two roads translate to a total failure by the governor? How about hundreds of other roads done by the Ugwuanyi administration?
“We wonder how MASSOB has resorted to analyzing the performance of governors in the zone, and abandon their push for the realisation of Biafra.
“It will be better for members of the group to join political parties rather than hide under the banner of MASSOB.
“Enugu has remained second to none in terms of peace in the entire South East; but some persons, who are determined to detract the governor, would not appreciate that. They want to return Enugu to the past.
“Enugu youths have never been so favoured by any other government before this administration, in terms of appointment and empowerment, both within and outside the shores of the country. Yet, they didn’t find it a good reason to commend the governor.”