The National President of Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC), Igboayaka O Igboayaka has criticized Anambra State Governor Charles Soludo over his statement on insecurity in Igbo land.
Igboayaka described the governor’s stand that insecurity in Anambra State and other parts of Igboland is being masterminded by the Igbo as unfounded.
Speaking with newsmen in Awka at the weekend, Igboayaka blamed the All Progressives Congress (APC)-led administration of President |Muhammadu Buhari for the spate of insecurity in the country.
He described the former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as a mischievous child who could play with the testicles of his father without batting an eyelid.
Soludo had in an interview on Channels TV ‘Politics Today’ said: “Let me be clear about it, 100 per cent of the people we have caught are Igbo. There is no hoax that somebody is invading from somewhere. It is 100 per cent Igbo on Igbo.”
Igboayaka argued that insecurity intensified with the emergence of the APC administration, lamenting that the present federal government has been complacent about the spate of insecurity in the country.
He criticized Gov Soludo for making what he termed baseless accusation against his people unlike his Northern counterparts whose states are being ravaged by terrorists and bandits.
Igboayaka added; “No governor in the Northern Nigeria has done the ethnic profiling that Boko Haram, bandits and kidnappers are of a particular tribe, but Gov. Soludo is the first governor that has done ethnic profiling on criminality and banditry in Nigeria, this is laughable and shame to someone who attaches “professor” in his title.
He pointed out that crime profiling ought not to be done ethnically rather individually.
Igboayaka described loquacity as a mark of a bad leader and charged Gov Soludo to show more dedication to the work he has been elected to execute and exert less energy on garrulity.
He also urged the Anambra State governor to immediately retract his statement and tender an unreserved apology to the Igbo nation.