Youths in Uburu community, Ohaozara local government Area of Ebonyi state, the hometown of the Minister of Science and Technology, ICT, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu at the weekend threatened to stone the minister for petitioning against the release of the 150 million dollars to the state government.
According to them, others to be stoned include the former governor of the State, chief Martin Elechi, former Commissioner for Works and Transport, Engr. Paul Okorie. They consequently barred them from plying the roads constructed by the present administration.
In their separate statements, the special Adviser to governor David Umahi on youth mobilization, Mr Mark Onu said the youths in the state are immuned to resist or take any action against the minister for working against the state governor who is poised to develop the state.
He noted that the youths were determined to ensure that their words are put into action, expressing dismay that the minister failed to develop his community even when he was the governor of old Abia State.
Onu noted that the youths will do everything possible and within their reach to block the minister and others from coming into the state hence they are working against the release of the over 150 million US dollars to the state government aimed at reconstructing the ring roads which connected 8 LGAs in the state.
Also, the state PDP youth leader Elder Sam Igwe accused the minister of being the enemy of the state, stressing that, “the governor has done what he supposed to do. He is not collecting the loan to do any other thing but to develop the state.
‘It is unfortunate that these miscreants including the minister are working against the release of the 150 million dollar loan to the state government.
“Ogbonnaya Onu was the governor of old Abia state but he didn’t do anything for Uburu people and now we have a good governor who within two years has developed the entire state.
“We the youths of Ebonyi state will resist him and others who are working against the release of the 150 million dollars to the state because they lack integrity” he stated.