Photo: Gov. Umahi
The governor of Ebonyi state, and chairman of the South-East Governors Forum, Dave Umahi said on Sunday while inaugurating the Operation Python Dance (Egwu Eke) III with the Nigerian Army admitted that some of the,”Complaints”of IPOB were genuine but disagreed with the approach of the organisation. He further informed the public about a threat he got from some members of IPOB planning to kidnap, kill him, and the rest of the South-East Governors .
“The GOC, you are coming at a time we had our brothers and sisters of IPOB sending text messages that, there will be no elections and insulting the leaders, particularly the South-East governors.”
“Just few days back, they sent text message to my wife that the five governors of the South-East would be kidnapped and that their security would be overpowered and that after ransoms were paid, they would kill them and kill themselves.”
“That is laughable; although as a leader in the zone, I must say that some of their complaints are genuine; but the approach is very bad. That is why the leaders of south east are not in support of their approach.”
“So, we are not against them, but their approach. And as the Chief Security of the state, I do not welcome them; Ebonyi state is not part of Biafra, we are a sovereign state, and we don’t want to be colonised again, as we are a state demanding better treatment in the affairs of our nation,” The governor said in at the Nkwegu Military Cantonment in Abakaliki, the capital of Ebonyi.