Jessica Odemwingie in Abuja
A youth group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth, has called on Nigerians all over the world, irrespective of their ethnicity, religion and political affiliation, to support the present administration to build a stronger, indivisible nation with sincerity of purpose and ideology.
This was made known to journalists monday at a world press conference in Abuja.
The President of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth, Anya S. Anya, said: “For the purpose of sincerity and good governance, we are totally in support of President Buhari’s anti-corruption policies because no society can genuinely develop or build its citizens with massive corruption witnessed in the past.
“No government can massively bring forth development without the support of its citizens creatively, we are calling and motivating other Nigerian students/youths to stand against all the evil activities of many hoodlums, miscreants, anti-progressive individuals or groups that are sowing seeds of discords amongst Nigerians.”
He further said the recent calls in some quarters for the prosecution of General Abdulrahman Dambazzau (rtd) who has not be found guilty inthe ongoing arms scandal, is unnecessary and a diversion from the current challenges in the country.
Anya stressed: “In the criminal justice system all over the world, there are indictments based on preliminary investigations supported with genuine evidence before persons are brought to face trial.
“All over the world, criminal trials are not supposed to be politicised or initiated on the print, electronic and social media neither are they conjured up by the mere imaginations of persons who may have ulterior motives that are not people-oriented.”
“The call by some mischievous persons against Dambazzau is enmeshed in dirty politics and aimed to tarnish the image of a man who has maintained credible records in his military career.”
Anya further said that Nigeria’s bone marrow has been deeply eaten by corrupt agents and needs to be effectively restored by the Buhari’s administration.