The Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC) Worldwide has described the conviction of the former governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu by federal High Court in Lagos over corruption charges as political, wondering why only Christians are the ones being convicted in corruption-related charges.
The group in a statement made available by the Deputy President General, Comrade Obinna Achionye described Kalu, the Chief Whip of Nigerian senate as the Nelson Mandela of Nigeria.
The statement added that the group appreciates the role Arewa Youths led by Yerima Shettima is playing in securing the freedom of the federal lawmaker.
It called on those behind the travails of Kalu to immediately hands-off, wondering why those who have held various political positions across the country are walking as free men even after allegedly committing various crimes.
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(1) Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide had alerted Igbos that the political travails of Chief Whip of the Senate, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu is more political than Corruption charges, We appreciate the role of Arewa Youths led by Yerima Shettima is doing in championing for the Northern Intervention to secure the Release of Senator Kalu.
(2) OYC Commend Kalu pan African leadership qualities, he remains the Mandela of Nigeria, definitely, he will replicate South Africa’s version of the political journey of Igbos to be Nigerian President of Igbo Stock, Igbo Youths had to plead with those behind his travails to hands-off, if many people who were in charge of governance at various political positions, who had committed various crimes are free-roaming about, Sen will be free soon.
(3) OYC observed that its only Christians were being Convicted in the fight against corruption, Former Governors, Joshua Daiyre, Jolly Nyame, Orji Uzor Kalu, etc, We are not against the fight against Corruption by EFCC, but it should be without being biased. OYC Commend Kalu for being steadfast in the face of Persecutions.