- A pressure group in Ebonyi state says it is worried about the insecurity in the state
The group alleged that the situation is caused by politicians who are heating up the polity in the state
- The association called on the police and other security agencies to nip the crisis in the bud
A group, the Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in Diaspora (AESID) has declared that it is worried about the spate of insecurity in Ebonyi state.
AESID said it is deeply worried that the political actors have continued to heat up the polity by dispensing mindless violence, killing and maiming innocent and helpless Ebonyians particularly those in opposition parties.
The group's concern was contained in a statement sent to Legit.ng on Sunday, January 17 by its president, Ambassador Pascal Oluchukwu.
Part of the statement read:
“To this end, therefore, AESID, again calls on the police and indeed, all heads of intelligent security agencies to uncover and nip these killings in the bud and bring all perpetrators of these heinous attacks to book no matter how highly placed.”
The group also asked Governor David Umahi to speak up over a viral picture of a multi-billion Naira hotel located in Rivers state, allegedly owned by him.
The association expressed concern that the governor had maintained the sealed lips since the images of the hotel went viral on social media.
The group noted that the hotel which is almost completed is said to worth about N40 billion.
The AESID urged the anti-graft agencies to begin to gather their facts and pieces of evidence in case of any foul play.
The group stated:
“Our position on this revelation is that Governor Umahi must speak up on this monumental allegation within at least 24 hours and the anti-graft agencies should begin to gather their facts and evidence aright and await the days of reckoning, knowing that immunity protects him from being prosecuted by the Nigerian government even at this point.”
Recall that the AESID recently declared that competence and credibility will determine who emerges as the next governor of Ebonyi state and not zoning.
The association implored Ebonyi people to continue to study the records in and out of office of any contender and place same side-by-side with the prevailing challenges facing the state and seek out only those who can reverse the negative indices.
The AESID had earlier alleged that there are plans by the Ebonyi government to intimidate politicians in the state who refused to defect to the All Progressives Congress with Governor Dave Umahi.
The group said the recent comments made in various functions by the governor were disturbing, hence it called on the federal government to prevail on Umahi not to heat the polity in the state.
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