By Festus Ahon
UGHELLIâ€”Afiesere Elites Forum, AEF, has described as an invitationÂ to anarchy, a report credited to the Urhobo Youth Congress, UYC, threatening to move to its â€˜plan Bâ€™ if the Delta State government fails to meet its demands.
Reacting to the publication in a statement in Ughelli, Delta State, the AEF said that the UYC was orchestrating a campaign of calumny against the state Governor, Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, interventionist agencies of the State and Federal Governments and oil companies in the area.
The Forum in a statement by its Chairman, Mr. Newton Evwerhuroma, said the publication indicated that the UYC had lost touch with their community as its demands are â€œoutright lies or a tissue of truthÂ which had already been overtaken by events.
â€œFor instance, it is on record that the Afiesere Elite Forum caused a letter to be written to the Governor of the state and sought an audience with him. The Governor having listened to our plight graciously approved the renovation and rehabilitation of the said road to the State Direct Labour Agency, DLA to mobilize to site.â€
Calling on the law enforcement agencies to investigate the activities of the UYC, the AEF vowed to use all legal means to bring the UYC to book in case of any break down of law and order inÂ Afiesere community.
According to the Forum, the communities were at liberty to demand for fair and equitable distribution of infrastructural facilities, assuring that it will not shirk from its responsibility of speaking to the government and other government agencies in seeing that what was due to the community get to it.
â€œOrdinarily one would have ignored that faceless group but it is a case ofÂ the Biblical voice of Jacob but the hands of Esau at play, we are constrained to correct the wrong impression that must have been created in the minds of unsuspecting readers.
The community knows its demands and has been negotiating peacefully with government and its agencies and as such does not need an imposter to achieve its goals,â€ it added.