The former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice of Imo State, Prof Francis Dike (SAN), has congratulated Orluzurumee Youth Assembly (OYA), on the recent recognition, accorded the organization by the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), Abuja.
In a message to the leadership of the youth body, Prof Dike, who is the Chairman of Orlu Elders Council, described the development as good omen for Orlu people. He advised the leadership not to segregate, but bring everyone on board irrespective of that person’s role during the crisis that almost tore the organization apart.
He maintained that the future of the Nation lies in the hands of the youths but only when the youths realize that his generation failed them and begin to right the obvious wrongs of the elders.
He advised the youths to shun any act capable of truncating their dreams and charged them to be committed to every legitimate thing they set out to do.
The British trained lawyer and erudite professor, assured of his unalloyed support to the group, promising to host them at a later date.
It would be recalled that Orluzurumee Youth Assembly has been enmeshed in leadership crisis which led to factionalization of the organization into two parallel camps.
The authentic camp had accused the immediate past governor and his son Inlaw, Mr Uche Nwosu of fueling the crisis that rocked the body, in a bid to frustrate the recall process of embattled Senator Owelle Rochas Okorocha, who is now a senator representing Imo West.
It would also be called that Orluzurumee Youth Assembly had earlier in 2012 stripped Okorocha off his position in the group as Grand Patron which didn’t go down well with him.
The youths had alleged and premised their agitation on the ground that he (Okorocha) was bringing bad name to them by allegedly sponsoring abortion bill and inability to pay pensioners, civil servants and contractors most of who were their uncles and parents, who died untimely without recovering the debts owed them by Okorocha’s rescue mission administration.