A Non-Governmental Organization, Unified Nigeria Youth Forum (UNYF), has condemned the erection of a statue of President Jacob Zuma of South Africa by the governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha by naming a road in his honour.
“We consider it as a misplaced priority on the part of the executive governor of Imo State, considering the economic situation of the state, where some civil servants/pensioners are yet to receive their entitlement for some months now.
“It will forever remain in record that the said President Jacob Zuma of South African is a controversial politician who is alleged to be involved in several legal scandals, associated with financial corruption and contracts racketeering.
“It is the same South African where many Nigerians,majorly of the eastern extraction are been killed on weekly bases,” Abdulsalam Muhammad Kazeem, president, Unified Nigeria Youth Forum, said in a statement.
The statement added, “We as a forum are not against our governments at all levels to recognized or immotarlised other African leaders but the said Jacob zuma does not have the moral standard to received such honour.”
The forum noted that under the watch of President of South Africa, xenophobic attacks on his African brothers most especially Nigerians, which his son was fingered as an instigator.
The statement added that Jacob Zuma is alleged to be in corruption crisis which his is currently facing with the GUPTAS bothers.
“Jacob Zuma never believe in peaceful resolution of dispute which has led to the serious division in one of Africa’s most respected political party (ANC) and also the sacking of a respected finical minister who uncovered his illegal deals.
“We demand the reversal of the honour within one week on we move all our members to Imo State to short down the economic activities of the state,” the statement alleged.