- A group in Middle Belt region have called on Nigerian governors to commit to resolving conflicts in their states
- The group condemned the alleged perceived cold attitude towards the endless killings and unrest in the region by some governors
- According to the group, governors should commit resources, energy into resolving conflicts and stop globetrotting
Nigerian governors have come under attack over their perceived cold attitude towards the endless killings and unrest in the region.
The Middle Belt Conscience Guard (MBCG), while calling on governors in Nigeria to wake up and take a decisive action over the spate of killings, kidnappings and criminality , said the lukewarm attitude of the governors and stakeholders in the country is becoming worrisome, to say the least.
The leadership of MBCG and members gave this charge after an emergency meeting to cross-examine the unending crises in some sections of the country.
It tasked them to commit resources, energy into resolving conflicts and stop globetrotting.
The group, which met at Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital, on Thursday, April 25, said it was pained with the unprovoked invasions of our communities by armed assailants in parts of the country while governors in the areas watch without swinging into action to end the menace.
In a communiqué signed at the end of the emergency meeting by Raymond Enero president, MBCG and chairman, communique drafting committee and Paul Itodo, secretary general, MBCG and communique drafting committee condemned the killings and pains suffered by the people of the region.
Enero called on the state governors in the country to rise up to the challenge and end the protracted crises which had claimed many lives and valuables.
He said: "We also resolved to advise all communities to learn to amicably settle all disputes, rather than the prevailing trend of impulsive resort to violence and killings of one another."
"We sincerely commiserate with our people over the sad crises, which most or all of the times reflect our dilemma as a people or communities abandoned by our respective failed state leaders. They mask as state governors for politicking sake and thereafter, go in pursuit of a worthless and un-lucrative lucre abroad, while in public service," Enero said.
He further appealed to the politicians to bury their pride and seek citizenship protection by whatever means possible for us to be safe.
"It’s clear to us that in the build-up to the last general elections, these politicians ”armed youths to snatch ballot boxes,” but were not allowed to exercise this might because of the heavy presence of security for Nigerians to cast their lawful votes unmolested or harassed," Enero said.
"Its time for them to call for armistice and disarm the youths they empowered with guns to kill and maim for political reasons," he added.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bayelsa state has warned the All Progressives Congress (APC) to stop disrespecting Pa Edwin Clark and other south-south leaders.
Chief Godspower Keku who is the state secretary of the PDP in a statement on Friday, March 15, condemned the “despicable display of disrespect for the person of Ijaw national leader, Clark, and other elder statesmen and leaders in the South South and Middle Belt regions by the leaders of APC in the state.”
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