A former Senior Special Assistant to Governor Rauf Aregbesola on Electronics and Broadcast, Engineer Remi Omowaiye, has lampooned the Ohanaeze Youth Council over its attack on the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
Omowaiye, who also condemned the statement credited to the group in its reaction to the invitation of the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, by the police for his alleged involvement in the forgery of the Senate Rules, warned the Igbo group against being used to tarnish Tinubu’s image.
OYC, which is the youth wing of the pan-Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigo, had last week accused the APC national leader of being the mastermind of plans to remove Ekweremadu from office as deputy senate president, warning him to desist or risk being declared an enemy of Ndigbo.
But Omowaiye, in his reaction, slammed the Igbo youth organization for associating itself with allegation of forgery levelled against Ekweremadu, saying that the group is expected to preach justice, rule of law and campaign against executive lawlessness.
The former aide to Gov. Aregbesola warned the OYC against politicising the criminal case and whipping up ethnic sentiments on the matter, arguing that Ekweremadu could not have been invited by the police if, indeed, he had no hand in the forgery allegation.
Omowaiye, therefore, called on the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase, not to succumb to the campaign of calumny to discredit the police on the case.
Omowaiye said: “It is shameful for a group of elites like Ohanaeze Youth Council to associate with criminal allegation, and it is also mischievous for the group to accuse Asiwaju Bola Tinubu of being the man behind the ordeal of Senator Ekweremadu.
“Asiwaju is the factor in Nigerian politics and the icon of common sense revolution and he could not be wished away no matter the blackmail and conspiracy of detractors”.
On the forthcoming election to choose the Chairman, Board of Trustees of the APC, Omowaiye urged leaders of the party to unanimously elect Tinubu for the position, pointing out that he is the most qualified for the exalted position.
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