March 7, 2021

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IYM Condemns Attack On Amaechi

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The Ikwerre Youth Movement, IYM, has condemned the attack on Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi while on a national assignment in Madrid, Spain.
This is coming after the immediate past governor of Rivers State, who is currently serving his second term as Minister of Transportation raised alarm over an attack on him by people he described as misguided Nigerians.
Leadership of the organization, IYM, described the act as unpatriotic, urging that the perpetrators be brought to book.
This was disclosed in a release made available to TNN, jointly signed by leaders of the organization which includes the president general, Hon Azubike Chikere Wanjoku, the secretary general, Marshall Amanks Chuku, the Emohua LGA chapter chairman, Lucky Ugochukwu Worluh.
Others are the Port Harcourt City LGA chapter Chairman, Chief Hon Emeka Edeh, the Obio/Akpor LGA Chapter Chairman, Hon Chimenem Okocha, the Ikwerre LGA Chapter Chairman, Barr Prince Ubojiekere Amadi and the Director of Publicity, IYM international, Mr Dike Lawrence Bekwele.
According to the release, “the leadership and members of IYM received with great pains the news of the attack on our son, a former governor of Rivers State, a respected and performing Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria while on a national assignment in Madrid, Spain by some disgruntled and misguided persons.
“We condemn in strong terms such barbaric and unpatriotic action which shows the non-nationalistic nature of the perpetrators.
“We want to bring to the notice of the perpetrators that, Rt. Hon Rotimi Chibuike Amaechi is an Ikwerre son who is greatly revered and loved, the Ikwerre people as distinct people will never tolerate any attack on our sons and daughters in any part of the world, therefore the attackers and sponsors must be put on notice,” it said.
The body further called on the president, Muhammadu Buhari, to direct the diplomatic community in Spain to fish out perpetrators of the act and take necessary actions.
“As Ikwerre people, we coexist and relate well with people from all walks of life and therefore consider it provocative and malicious for people to gather themselves under any umbrella to attack our son. Otherwise we call on all other Ethnic Organizations to call their members and affiliate bodies to order.
“We want to assure everyone that Ikwerre people are law abiding but never cowards and must not be taken for granted while calling on our sons and daughters to remain calm while waiting for further decisions of the Leadership.?

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