Insecurity: Group Urges South East Govt’s to Adopt ESN or Provide Alternative
Umuigbo United Assembly (UUA), an Igbo Socio-Cultural organisation says governors of South East states had the capacity to solve the security challenges in the region if they decide to.
The organisation said this during its seventh anniversary celebration in Awka on Tuesday.
Chief Odirah Ezeh, Chairman of Umuigbo United Assembly in Anambra said herdsmen-farmers clash and attacks and attacks on police personnel and formations should be a source of concern to the people.
Ezeh said the attacks may not be unconnected to activities of Eastern Security Network (ESN) formed by the leadership of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to address the menace of Fulani herdsmen in the region.
He said governors of South East states should provide a security ought that would serve the interest of the people if they sis not want to support ESN.
“Governors of South East states have disappointed the people in terms of security, it is sad that they have not come together to take a position on the security situation in the region.
“The governors should openly condemn the killing and raping of our women in the farm by herdsmen.
“UUA propose that our governors in South East should meet with those that formed with ESN and agree on how they can possibly adopt the security outfit and if they don’t want to support ESN, let them form a new one that can jointly secure the area just as Amotekun is doing in the South West,” he said.
Also speaking, Chief Raphael Nwadivid, President General of UUA said the giul which was formed on Jan. 2, 2014 was to secure and protect the interest of Igbo people anywhere across the globe.
Nwadavid said UUA was delirious to seeing that only the right and competent candidates emerged irrespective of their political leaning.
He said Nigeria should give people of the south east to produce the gindtnatitialsbv
“Anambra 2021 will be simple, we have had experience of government that promised without fulfilling them. This time we will look at the candidates are crucible and competent that would pilot the affairs of the state.
“We must exhibit love among ourselves, we have been allowed to contribute our quota to national development, we have not been allowed to serve in key positions of authority including the President.
“UUA is working to ensure that come 2023, we shall have a president of Igbo extraction irrespective of which political party he belongs to, provided he has the capacity to inspire the change we desire.
“We want independent minded competent and men of good will men who would not trade with the common destiny of our people.
“I want to call on political parties in Nigeria to give their presidential ticket to people from the south East 2021, they should give Igbos the slots because God has blessed them with the talent to provide solution to Nigeria’s sector challenges will not consider the political parties but the individuals.