Posted by News Express | 26 May 2017 | 1,994 times
National president of Ohanaeze Ndigbo youth wing, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, has called on the Department of State Service (DSS) to release the Chairman of Capital Oil, Dr Ifeanyi Uba, within 48 hours or face the wrath of Igbo youths.
Isiguzoro threatened that the youths might embark on mass protest if the government should fail to release Uba within 48 hours as ordered by a Lagos Federal High Court yesterday.
“We are giving the DSS 48 hours to release Ifeanyi Uba from detention and if they fail to do so, we will embark on massive protest in Abuja and other states,” Isiguzoro threatened.
Also speaking, NUJ South-East Vice President, Chris Isiguzo, called on the DSS to release Uba in accordance with court ruling, urging Federal Government agencies to follow court orders in order not to lead Nigeria into anarchy.
“DSS should work in accordance with the rule of law and release the Authority Newspaper, Publisher, Ifeanyi Uba, within 48 hours,” Isiguzo said.
The calls were made yesterday during an event organised in Enugu by Authority Newspapers in conjunction with Ohanaeze Ndigbo Women Wing and My Child, My Care Foundation to honour and appraise the pet projects of the wives of the five South-East governors.
Earlier in his opening remarks, chairman of the occasion, Barr Goddy Uwazurike, lauded Authority Newspapers for organising such an event.
He urged women leader of Ohanaeze Ndigbo to use her prestigious office to mobilise women and children above 18 to come out en-mass to participate in the ongoing Continuous Voter Registration exercise.
Uwazurike urged Nigerians, especially Igbos, to register in order to qualify to vote in future elections because “you have the right to vote if you have voters card.”
National President Ohanaeze Ndigbo Women Wing, Mrs Calista Adimmachukwu, in a goodwill message described women as lights and promised to mobilise the womenfolk in Igboland for the registration exercise before the time elapses.
•Adapted from a Nigerian Pilot report.
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