EDOCSO POSITION ON THE ARREST AND ARRAIGNMENT OF CURTIS UGBO AND KOLA EDOKPAYI-FREE CURTIS UGBO AND KOLA EDOKPAYI.
Arising from an emergency meeting of Executive Council and Heads of Organisations of Edo Civil Society Organisations that lasted for hours earlier today critically examining what led to the arrest and arraignment of the duo of the accusation of treasonable felony.
EDOCSO is not known for taking action on sentiments or emotions, in our usual way of effective and successful engagement, we take out valuable time to evaluate, study, analyze on any challenge before us before mapping out any strategy that would deliver the desired result. A lot of people have been wondering the reason we have been mute over the incarceration of the duo, this is because a lot of the people on social media do not know the underlying issues behind their ordeal and have not taken time to do so before commenting or trying to find solution to it.
After much deliberations and brainstorming, it became obvious that, the ordeal is purely politically and economically orchestrated by certain actors that were identified in our assessment. It will also interest us to know that a lot of the people trending the freedom of the duo have been targeting the wrong cause of the incarceration. This is a case of the voice of Jacob and the hand of Esau. Let us not mix it up.
We resolved TODAY to take the appropriate steps and actions towards the ‘secret hands’ behind the remand of the duo in prison. We will not be able to make certain findings public for security reasons but be assured that the leadership of Edo Civil Society Organisations has started to make some strategic moves already in ensuring that Curtis Ugbo and Kola Edokpayi are released soonest. FREE CURTIS UGBO AND KOLA EDOKPAYI is the buzz word.
I want plead that among the options we considered as our strategy of their release, we also realised that some of those options may complicate the issues hence he opted for a more result oriented strategy for their release.
FREE CURTIS UGBO AND KOLA EDOKPAYI.
Comrade Osazee Edigin
Public Relations Officer
Edo Civil Society Organisations