The Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council (OYC), Worldwide, has said that history will be unkind to Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, for allegedly killing Igbo residents in Oyigbo Local Government Area.
KanyiDaily recalls that Governor Wike was accused of Igbo residents in Oyigbo after he ordered the Nigerian Army to recover the rifles carted away by members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) who killed six soldiers.
In a statement issued by its President General, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, on Saturday, OYC said the killing was a political eyesore that will surely be used to haunt Wike’s future political aspirations.
“Nnamdi Kanu is a messenger and a pawn in the hands of Northeast and Yoruba politicians, carefully drafted to destabilise South East and South South states, to upset upcoming presidential aspirants from the two political zones ahead of build-ups of 2023.”
OYC said Kanu saw the opportunity to use #EndSARS protests as adventurous political scheming to run down presidential hopefuls through causing controversies by inciting violence in many parts, such as Aba, Enugu, Nnewi, Onitsha, Owerri, Abakiliki and Oyigbo.
The group believes that while other Governors in the South East and South South managed the crisis and civil disobedience with maturity and wisdom, Governor Wike was caught up in the allegedly grand conspiracy designed by some politicians, using Kanu.
“Governor Wike should be bold enough to clarify most of the allegations levelled against him by IPOB leader, especially that he [Kanu] made him Governor, and he should quickly tender unreserved apology to his kinsmen [Igbos] over the mistakes of Obigbo in other to revert to his role as defacto opposition leader.
“If he relies on the deceptive rhetoric of a few circle of Igbo leaders that only values his pockets, definitely he will never escape the dent and consequences of the Oyigbo massacres in the future as the Chief Security officer of Rivers State, as history might be unkind to him,” the OYC said.
Meanwhile, the founder of the Movement for Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, has absolves Governor Wike of any blame, saying Nnamdi Kanu should be blamed for the alleged killings.