By Emma Onyekwere
The leadership crisis rocking the apex socio-cultural body in Orlu Zone, Orluzurumee, has taken a new twist as the Orlu Stakeholders’ Forum (OSF) has resolved to leave no stone unturned in ensuring that all those found guilty of destabilizing the revered group are brought to book.
This resolution was made known to newsmen by OSF’s Publicity Secretary, Barr. Ikechukwu Okoli, after its meeting at the Orlu Hotels on Wednesday.
“This very critical enlarged executive meeting became expedient in order to review the unfolding situation in Orluzurumee Cultural Union. Particularly, we were disturbed by two different publications which narrated the atrocities going on in Orluzurumee. One of the publications stated how some unemployed youths who were given vehicles and engaged in transportation business which is in line with the empowerment vision of the Orluzurumee President, Chief Emeka Diwe, were arrested and detained by one Chief Reuben Okoro, and their vehicles seized by the Orlu Area Command of the Nigeria Police,” Okoli bemoaned.
Continuing, he added that “The second is a publication in which a columnist came out to confess how some persons sent by the same Chief Reuben Okoro came to him to bribe him to write falsehood against the leadership of Orluzurumee, especially its President, Chief Diwe.
“These are issues we have decided not to sweep under the carpet. It troubles us beyond words that as Orluzurumee is trying to lift our youths out of poverty, some persons are collaborating with the Police to frustrate their efforts. How could an expelled member of a group conspire with the Police to impound vehicles which out of charity Orluzurumee gave the youths for economic survival? Even the Police being used, would they be satisfied if those youths remain jobless and take to crimes? What manner of society is this? A thing like this will never go unpunished in this Orlu Zone,” he declared.
Okoli also assured all the youths affected by the confiscation of vehicles and police brutality that the Orlu Stakeholders’ Forum will not stay aloof over their plight, insisting that justice must be taken to their oppressors.
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