The Executive Governor Of Ebonyi State His Excellency David Nweze Umahi Makes His Stand Known On Miyetti Allah Demand On Fulani Vigilante in South East Region Nigeria.
These were His Exact Words.
I find it extremely strange for anybody to think that none locals in any part of the country including south east could be allowed to form vigilante outfit .
The Miyetti group may have made that suggestion which I believe will never mean to form a vigilante in south east. Which ever is the meaning , no governor will allow that. South east governors have their local vigilantes working with security agencies.
Any such demand by Miyetti group is a joke and not acceptable . Governors of south east are doing their best and we have no problems receiving insults from our people. Is the price for leadership.
The important thing to us is the safety and well-being of our people. Opc and other pressure groups may not have found it fashionable to be insulting their leaders even when their leaders may not be saints.
Our youths will be working against the interest of our people when the only job they do is to take on their leaders especially those who do not pay them dues especially Abia and ebonyi governors.
My task is to develop Ebonyi State , contribute in rebuilding south east and nigeria. My calling is not to insults others for me to do these . Have we been fairly treated, no. Can we solve the problem by hate speeches, for me No .
No body no matter the level of pretext can change my style of peaceful leadership. Ebonyi in particular has suffered so much even in the context of south east. We believe that we do not need hate speeches as a strategy to solve our problems.
Finally, no Miyetti vigilante in south east, no cattle ranch or colony but we must live peacefully with Herdsmen that do not destroy our farm land especially those that were born here and have lived peacefully with us. All south east governors are together in this position.