- Southeast people have been asked to stop insulting President Buhari
- The call was made by Ebonyi state governor, David Umahi
- According to Umahi, this will not solve their problem and help them get their demand from the federal government
Governor David Umahi has called on southeast people to stop insulting President Muhammadu Buhari in the pursuit of their demands from the federal government.
Umahi who is also the chairman, southeast governors’ forum said the region will not achieve its demands by abusing Buhari, governors, and other leaders of the country, Punch reports.
He disclosed this at the Christian Ecumenical Centre, Abakaliki.
The governor also seized the opportunity to condemn the killing of policemen and the burning of police stations within the south-east region.
He urged those clamouring for violence to stop because what people should see at this period is peaceful coexistence.
“We are fully fortified by God. There are no checkpoints again in Ebonyi. We cannot overemphasise the benefits of prayers.
“We have set up a peace and reconciliation committee. I believe in a united Nigeria. I don’t believe any section is better than any other. Let us surrender to our leaders. There are lots of merits in the agitation. We can’t achieve it by abusing the President, Governors and other leaders.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that as the federal and state governments struggle to solve the rising insecurity in the country, David Umahi, the governor of Ebonyi state, has declared his readiness to work things out with bandits.
Speaking on Friday, April 30, in Abakiliki, Umahi who described the bandits as "our children" said he wants to find out what their grievances are so as to come up with a solution to the current security challenges facing the state.
The governor made his intention known during the presentation of 40 Toyota Sienna vehicles and 20 pickup trucks to security agencies to enhance their operations in the state.
However, Umahi, in an earlier report by Legit.ng, said the numerous attacks in Ebonyi state were perpetrated by hoodlums who are only claiming to be IPOB/ESN members.
Making reference to a recent attack on a bank at Onueke in Ezza South local government area of the state, Umahi said those responsible are "pure bandits".
He said the hoodlums after causing mayhems go on social media to claim they are members of IPOB or ESN.