A group known as Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Wing worldwide has described the Grand Commander of Igbo Youths worldwide award recently conferred on lmo state governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma as deserving.
The Ohanaeze Ndigbo youth wing called on the people of Imo state and the general public to ignore the activities of mischief makers and those seeking cheap attention, but to prepare for a peaceful and violence-free upcoming November 11, 2023 poll.
A statement on Wednesday by the National Publicity Secretary, Chika Art Adiele (OkwuluIgbo), recalled that the award given to Uzodinma was open and not hidden as alleged by a faceless group.
According to Adiele, the road projects executed by Hope Uzodinma have tactically reduced the spate of killings, kidnapping and other criminal activities, as perpetrators of crime can no longer take advantage of bad roads to decimate and terrify innocent road users across South-east and beyond.
“For some days now, the award of recognition given to the Executive Governor of Imo state, His Excellency, Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodinma, has taken over the media space across the country.
“As the only recognised and non-partisan youth wing of the apex lgbo socio-cultural organisation- Ohanaeze Ndigbo worldwide, it is our resolve to forge a Union and foster a good working relationship with our leaders in South East and beyond, based on performance.
“We state categorically, that the merit award of the ‘Grand Commander of Igbo Youths worldwide’ to the Imo governor, was an open ceremony, which took place in Owerri, the state capital.
“Before the award by the National Executive Committee (NEC) and other paramount stakeholders of the Youth wing, we embarked on a fact-finding tour of the state and saw the efforts and achievements so far of Senator Hope Uzodinma in Imo state,” the statement said.