Tinubu, ICC, others petitioned over alleged plot to frame Ugochinyere
Ideato leaders under the aegis of Ideato Leadership Forum have sent a strong worded petition to President Bola Tinubu, the International Criminal Court (ICC), the embassies of the United States of America and the European Union representative, over an alleged plot to concoct incriminating petitions against its representative in the National Assembly, Hon. Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere.
The group claimed that the state governor, Hope Uzodimma, had allegedly sponsored a group of APC youths to concoct petitions framing the member representing Ideato North/South federal constituency of Imo State, over the gruesome murder of the late Ideato North LGA chairman, Mr. Chris Ohizu. A video of the gruesome decapitation of Ohizu went viral a few days after the attack on the country home of Ugochinyere in Akokwa, in Ideato North LGA of Imo State.
According to a copy of the petition, the group alerted President Tinubu, claiming that “Governor Uzodimma has sworn to do everything possible to destroy our son and representative, whom we know as a courageous, yet kind and God-fearing young man, who cannot imagine the thought of hurting a fly, by framing him up for murder.
“It may please His Excellency to know that Ikenga Ugochinyere’s only sin against Uzodimma is his unwavering advocacy for good governance and boldness in calling on Uzodimma as the governor of the State to arrest the security situation in the State and save the lives of ordinary Imolites.
“We call on you, to use your good office to protect our son and representative and direct the Police authorities not to avail themselves to be used by Uzodimma to continue to fight his personal political battles and rather focus attention on fighting crime and restoring peace to the State, which has been ravaged by unprecedented level of violence since he took office in 2020.”
The letter also warned that should anything happen to Ugochinyere, they will be left with no other option but to mobilise sons and daughters of Ideato nation for protests in Abuja and other parts of Nigeria.
In the letters to the ICC, US embassy and the EU, the group urged the international community to take note of the Imo governor’s actions and take steps to protect democracy and freedom in Nigeria nay Africa by sanctioning Uzodimma, his family members and top aides over their numerous anti-democratic actions, especially as they affect Ugochinyere.
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