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Omerelu’s apex community union, Omerelu Presidents Association (Onu-Omopi, Ohaneze Omuokpara Oga, Ala Ndi Nma Omuagwor and Omuohombia Element Union), has sternly warned of further media attacks on the community’s OSPAC command.
The group called on those involved in the act to immediately refrain or prepare to perform an unknown dance.
This was part of the content of a statement issued by the Chairs, Chief Geoffrey Amadi, David Wokeme, Albert Ohakwe and Chief Emmanuel Ibekwe and made available to the media in Port Harcourt yesterday.
They expressed their dissatisfaction with the development and called for calm from all sides.
According to them, the most disturbing aspect of the report was that it came from an unknown self-proclaimed body known as Omerelu Youth Association.
They, however, called on the public to avoid any form of dealing with the faceless group to avoid being defrauded.
The umbrella group of Omerelu also informed that the community has not yet formed a formidable body of youth since the governor of the state, Chief Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, banned all youth associations except for those profiled by the development of the State Security Service.
They also called on media operators to step up to the plate by insisting on uncovering the identity of anyone bringing community issues to them.
“We have our internal dispute resolution mechanisms. Those who never wanted the light of community now want to represent darkness,” they said.
They threatened to ban any person or group found guilty of publishing the Omerelu OSPAC in a bad light.
The statement called on the so-called Omerelu Youth Association to use its youth to defend the community rather than getting involved in a cheap campaign of slander and blackmail.
On the way forward, they said everyone should be on deck and added that community issues should be left to community leaders.
In the meantime, they have appealed to all military and paramilitary formations in the state, including the DSS, not to receive any more reports from anyone unless the community leaders are duly signed, because they promised to work with them in order to enthrone a peaceful environment.
By: King Onunwor