December 6, 2023

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Rivers Crisis: Youth Group To Ban NYCN Chair For Allegedly Disparaging Wike

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Edith CHUKU

 

 

The alleged comment by the Rivers State chairman of the National Youth Council of Nigeria, Mr. Chijioke Ihunwo, has received strong condemnation from a group in the Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state.

 

Speaking under the aegis of Federated Youth Council FYC, Obio/Akpor chapter, the group said Ihunwo should have sued for peace instead of taking side.

 

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They slammed him for allegedly using derogatory words to supposedly disparage the immediate past governor of the state, Chief Nyesom Wike, who they described as their leader.

 

FYC also threatened to ban Ihunwo from entering the local government if he uses any supposed derogatory words on Wike again.

 

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It is not very clear what statement the NYCN chairman had made that angered the group, but in a statement made available to TNN, the FYC President, Felix Ichebadu Ochonma, Vice President, Chief Chijioke Akaninwor and the Secretary, Chuku Anwuri Jesse said, “Federated Youth Council, Obio/Akpor chapter, condemn in strong terms a comment from one Mr. Chijioke Ihunwo against our political leader in the LGA, Chief Barr. Nyesom Ezenwo Wike CON, Life Bencher.

“If Mr. Chijioke is reasonable enough with the position as the National Youth Council of Nigeria, Rivers State, that he occupies, what he’s supposed to do at this point in time, is to sue for peace when two leaders are having feud and not to take side.

 

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“The Federated Youth Council, Obio/Akpor Chapter, under the auspices of Hon. Felix Ichebadu Ochonma is using this medium to warn sternly, that if Mr. Chijioke uses any derogatory words to disparage our Leader Eze Nyesom Ezenwo Wike again, he’ll be Ban from stepping his foot on Obio/Akpor.”

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