Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide on Thursday urged opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to suspend its Board of Trustees(BoT) Chairman, Senator Walil Jubril for supporting RUGA settlement for herdsmen.
Walil had openly declared that the suspended RUGA settlement for herdsmen will bring stability to the country and end incessant farmers/herders clashes across the country.
But Ohanaeze youths said the PDP BoT chair committed anti-party activity by supporting the suspended federal government policy.
In a statement by its President General, Mazi Okechukwuechukwu Isiguzoro, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide accused Walil of supporting the suspended RUGA to intimidate and harass
PDP Governors in the Southern Nigeria to adopt policy in the South.
The statement said: “Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide is not partisan and will not dictate how PDP run their affairsbut its an open secret that PDP Bot Chairman Senator Walil Jubril is engaging in anti party and PDP Governors forum should facilitate the machinery to investigate his secret activities and do the needful through recommendation for the suspension of Sen Walil Jubril and relieve him of his position if found guilty based on his anti party activities.”
The group also defended the Governors of Southeast who were accused by a pro Biafra group of secretly donating land for the controversial RUGA settlement.
“We want to assure our Biafra agitators that there is no proof anywhere that the South East Governors have the intention of going contrary to their earlier resolutions adopted in their last Enugu meeting to donate lands secretly for the Suspended RUGA settlements in the South East, irrespective that we are calling on the south east Governors to ensure they are not instigating uproar and civil disobedience through mingling into the affairs of self determination of Biafra agitators.
“We should avoid anything that will bring declaration of State of Emergency in any State in the South East and urge South East Governors to allow the sleeping dog to rest, there’s no gain in using confrontation through State machinery against Biafra agitators and plead on agitators no eschew violence and maintain non violent posture of Biafra agitation,” the group said.