Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC), Ebonyi State branch has called on peaceful coexistence among Igbo speaking people.
The State Chairman, Comrade Obiya Sabastine Friday made the call shortly after the State Executive meeting held in Abakaliki on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, noting that the unity of Igbo race is tantamount to the regional development.
He noted that the youth apex body with the sole aim of bridging the gap between leaders and their leads has strategized ways to correct the hiccups stalling the regional development, pointing out that with the body rooted in all parts of the state, that unity of the people would be pursued with vigor and necessary steps to re-establish the common bond among them, strengthened.
The State Chairman hinted that effort is on gear to inaugurate all the ward executives as a way to unify the people and help champion policies and programs of the council, stressing that the council as a nonpartisan organization would at all times ensure that the region returns to its lost glory.
According to him, “We are rapidly growing in terms of new membership in the state, for now, we have over 10,000 memberships in the State. What we are doing is purely nonpartisan, is not political and it is something to do with peace and tranquility in the zone. What we are doing, our people are happy and are coming up en masse, to be members.”
He therefore called on youth in the region to join the council as they agitate for unity and progress among Igbo people.
Speaking to journalists, the chairmen representing the three senatorial zones, Comrade Nwele Christain from Ikwo, Comr. Igboke Chukwuma from Izzi and Ezennaya Chukwuezeke from Onicha assured their full support in achieving the targets of the council, especially at the rural areas.
He said that the council would sensitize the youth as regards cultism, drugs and other illegal activities perpetrated by the youth which according to them have done great harm to the state.
Comr. Ezennaya Chukwuezeke said, “We will do everything within our capacity to ensure that the goal is achieved. We have started making plans to reach the youth, enlighten them on the ills of drugs and cultism and also enlighten them to know that they are the leaders of tomorrow, and they should avoid everything that would bring bad name to them, as well as to the Igbo nation”.