The umbrella body governing Nnewi Youth ; the Nnewi Youth Forum has described those who are trying to use the name of the body to protest the dead of Dr. Martins Ifeanyichukwu as mischievous.
This was contained in a press statement jointly signed by the President of Nnewi Youth Forum and the Publicity Secretary and made available to the public as a way of distancing themselves from the planned protest.
We must recall that late Dr. Matins Ifeanyichukwu an Associate Professor of Immunology with the Nnamdi Azikiwe University has been allegedly said to have died of Covid-19 aided by other undisclosed pre-existing health conditions. However, a lot of rumours are surrounding the circumstances of his dead which the public is still looking forward to an official Press Release from the Hospital Management to address grey areas of the issue.
However, some aggrieved Youths of Nnewi are not satisfied with the news of his dead and also saw it as a window to address other related issues, but the leadership of Nnewi Youth Forum has resolved to apply wisdom and investigate the matter.
Read the official Press Release below
Dear Comrades and members of Nnewi Youth Forum.
We use this medium to alert you all and to state very clearly that the purported protest that is planned to hold this week or at any time in the nearest future by some mischievous individuals using the good name of this respected body; *Nnewi Youth Forum* is null and void!
We vehemently denounce and disassociate this body from it!
We are not planning to hold any protest, we do not intend to hold such so now or at any time for any reason.
We hereby warn any Youth body connecting our name to such unwholesome activity to refrain from it at once!.
We are peace loving Town Union Youth.
If we have any issues with anyone or the Government, we have resourceful avenues available to us for addressing and solving such issues.
We implore all members of Nnewi Youth Forum ignore anyone urging them to join such childish activity.
We charge you all continue to be steadfast in the maintenance of peace, tranquility and progress of Nnewi.
Thank you and God bless you all.
Amb. Paul Muoneke. JP.
(National President, Nnewi Youth Forum)
( Publicity Secretary, Nnewi Youth Forum)