From ChidiAsonye, Umuahia
OhanezeNdigbo Youths, the apex social cultural body of Igbo youths, has expressed dismay over the rate of the activities of some Igbo sons and daughters who take delight in maligning the character of their fellow Igbo sons to achieve selfish desires.
This is contained in a press statement issued by the Deputy National President of OhanezeNdigbo Youths, Dr KingsleyDozie, made available to newsmen in Aba, Abia state.
The statement said it was sad for Igbo sons to allow themselves to be used by some other tribes to malign their brothers in order to make money.
They cited instance with what they described as a “malicious news trending in Social and other media, aimed at tarnishing the good image of the Vice Chancellor of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Umuahia, Prof Francis Otunta .
They explained that the two persons that wrote petitions against the VC did so for selfish gains, as the report of the Governing Council of the university, which investigated the matter, has absolved him of any wrong doing.
“These two persons, Dr. Patricia EtunaMba and Dr. Nelson AmanzeUdenze, all have some unresolved issues with the VC, hence the petition. While Dr.Mba’s petition was centred on illegal seizure of salary, victimization, sexual harassment and abuse of office; Dr. Nelson Amanze’scentered on lingering and unresolved infractions in the decisions of the Governing Council of the University.
“ How it came to be an issue to malign the character of the VC is surprising to us all”, the youths had argued just as they reiterated it’s support with the decision of the Governing council of the University, which gave a clean bill of health to Prof. Otuntathe VC, after exonerating him of all allegations as contained in the petitions.
They warned that Igbo sons should desist from running their brothers down for personal gains and assured to take up the matter if the perpetrators continue.