South-East Youth Consultative Forum (SEYCOF) has described the recent verbal attacks on President Goodluck Jonathan by the Ohanaeze Youth Council (OYC) as “misdirected and unwarranted.”
The newly elected Youth Leader of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, in a statement said Ndigbo were yet to feel the impact of Jonathan’s administration.
However, in a press briefing jointly addressed by the National Coordinator and the Secretary of SEYCOF, Dr. B.N Ogini, and Mr. Nnamdi Anigbo, respectively, they described the OYC’s position as “a baseless propaganda being sponsored by opposition groups against President Jonathan.”
In the statement said: “The stand of SEYCOF was based on truth and not on frivolities as it was out to score any political point.”
It urged Nigerians to avoid the temptation of mischief makers “who are bent on feeding us with half-truths, thereby making us to follow the whirlwind of deceit and many lies against President Jonathan.”
The group said it was curious that Isiguzoro took the gauntlet against President Jonathan shortly after he assumed role as leader of the youth wing of Ohanaeze.
It added: “We found it not only strange and unfortunate, but also condemnable that the Ohanaeze Youth wing has allowed itself to become a willing tool in the hands of anti-Jonathan elements at this point in time.
“From this development, one can see clearly that at this early stage the Ohanaeze Youth Wing has already been hijacked by members of the opposition parties, who see nothing good in President Jonathan’s administration.”