BY MIDAT JOSEPH, Kaduna
Miyetti Allah Kautal Hore Socio-cultural Association and the National Committee of Yoruba Youth (NCYY) have express fear about the safety of Air Peace boss, Mr. Allen Onyema.
They said, in a joint Statement that “we are worried and deeply concerned for Mr Allen Onyema’s safety and well-being, we therefore draw the attention of Nigerians and the International Communities to this plot to silence Mr Allen Onyema by all means.”
The groups condemns insinuations in some quarters that a former Special Adviser to the President on Niger Delta Affairs and Chairman, Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP), Mr Kingsley Kuku purportedly used billions of Naira stolen from the Amnesty programme to purchase airplanes to start Air Peace, Nigeria’s leading airline.
The Statement signed by Engr. Saleh Alhassan, National Secretary Miyetti Allah and Comrade Oladimeji Odeyemi, President, National Committee of Yoruba Youth (NCYY) said they cannot fold their arms and allow desperate individuals mess up a honorable individual like Mr Allen Onyema.
“With each passing day, it is becoming clearer that the apostles of politics with bitterness are bent on pursuing the path of perdition and do not care if they drag the names of innocent person with them into the mud.
“We, therefore cannot and will not fold our arms and allow them to mess up honorable individuals like Mr Allen Onyema, who has contributed immensely to the socioeconomic transformation and development of our dear Country. Besides, to remain silent is to allow desperate blackmailers to continue to mislead and misinform Nigerians and the international communities about Mr Allen Onyema and the Air Peace conglomerate.
“We have good reasons to believe just as we have it on good authority that this latest phantom allegations against Air Peace and its Chairman have the imprimatur of a desperate individual, one Austin Ogannanah, a United States based serial blackmailer, who is being used by some characters who are envious of the rising profile of Mr Allen Onyema.
“The latest allegations is a rehash of some previously unsubstantiated allegations against Mr Allen Onyema. The allegations is akin to the proverbial voice of Jacob but the hands of Esau.
“The plan is to set up Mr Allen Onyema on spurious charges bordering on corruption in the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP). While, we could have elected to ignore this smear campaigns particularly in the media, but it has become imperative to dispel this concocted tissues of lies, fabrication and misinformation.
“Mr Allen Onyema had over the years built a reputation of integrity, a promoter of peace and a hard working man. Mr Onyema has been impacting our nation and the continent with footprint of integrity as a Nigerian dedicated to the service of Nigeria and Nigerians in difficult situations at various points in time using his hard-earned income and God given wealth of wisdom.
“As an organization, we are worried and deeply concerned for Mr Allen Onyema safety and well-being, we therefore draw the attention of Nigerians and the International Communities to this plot to silence Mr Allen Onyema by all means.
“We can without equivocation bear testimony to the fact that, Mr Allen Onyema has always supported any cause that will uplift the name and image of Nigeria as well as whatever will accelerate the pace of socioeconomic transformation of the nation.
“If anything, these among others are the qualities that mark him out as a man of repute, unquestionable integrity and worthy of emulation,” the statement read.