Reacting to the recent publication in Ika Weekly Newspaper, Vol 4: NO 51 of Saturday, March 24- Saturday, March 31, 2018, page 13, with the caption, “Reinstate Alfred Idehen, Owa-Alizomor Community Protest”, the youths of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), have met and unanimously stated that they are not in support of the protest carried out in the community by some members of the community because, Alfred Idehen, whom they said the protesters claimed is their son, brother, political leader and others, is not known in Owa-Alizomor. Speaking, they said he does not belong to ward-six, he has never come to assist them in doing any of the community works, he has never contributed to the growth and development of the community neither has he visited the community to address them all through the period he spent as PDP youth leader in Ika North, before he was suspended by the party chairman.
The statements were made by the concerned youths on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 during their enlarge meeting which took place at the Community’s Town Hall.
Some of the PDP youth executive in Owa-Alizomor who spoke to newsmen include: the PDP unit Youth leader, Mr. Felix Echenim, Mr. Stephen Ewiwilem, former youth leader, Mr. Sunday Afule, Acting Community youth leader, Mr. Richard Aghaulor, Organizing Secretary, Mr. Ifeanyi Ewiwuogwu, Secretary, Mrs. Mercy Ekufu, female coordinator, and others.
In a separate remark, they urged the PDP leaders in the local government to ignore and disregard the publication, as they were not part of the protest and that they can never be in support or part of any protest that is against the party.
They said Comrade Alfred Idehen, former PDP youth leader in Ika North East is a member of ward four in Boji Boji Owa and not ward six. They also disclosed that they do not know Alfred Idehen as a party man in Owa-Alizomor in particular and ward six in general.
Speaking further, the PDP youth Executive thanked the Party Chairman, Chief Godwin Ogadi and other leaders of the party in the local government for the good leadership roles towards the party, urging them to continue in that direction as they are solidly behind their good leadership.