Ebonyi – Coalition of Igbo youths(CIY), yesterday called for re-arrest and prosecution of the spokesperson of Coalition of United Political Parties( CUPP), Barr. Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere.
Ugochinyere was arrested following allegation against the Speaker of House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila that he collected $10million bribe.
In a communique signed by the group’s President, Comrade George Ukpabi and Secretary, Comrade Chidi Nwafor in Abakaliki, the group added that CUPP spokesperson’s accusation was capable of causing disaffection iin the country.
They urged security agents to re-arrest and prosecute him to prove his allegation.
“We the Coalition of Igbo Youths(CIY) condemn in strong terms the action of Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere. We wish to state clear that he is trying to cause problem and division in Nigeria. Most of the people supporting him are the enemies of this country. The offence he committed is a criminal offence and he should face trial. He accused the National Assembly of collecting $10million bribe which is false and he is unable to prove his allegation.
“So, for group of people coming to call for his release because he is an Igbo man is very unfortunate because those people are not doing the country any good.
“We urge security agents to re-arrest and prosecute Ugochinyere because his action is capable of setting this country on fire. Ugochinyere is not even an Igbo man even though he attaches Igbo name in his name and we may be forced to disclose where he comes from if he continues the way he is doing. He should not drag Igbo people to the mud with his activities because Igbo people don’t behave the way he is doing.
“Igbo people respect those in authority, Igbo people are known for truthfulness, Igbo people are known for transparency. Ugochinyere should not cause problem for the Igbo, he is on his own and on self destruction. Igbo people support the National Assembly especially the Speaker of House of Representatives for the way he has been piloting the affairs of this country”, the communique said.