” We Don’ t Want Biafra” – Governor Umahi Reveals
In the news that we gathered today, a video of Governor of Ebonyi State, Dave Umahi Telling us why his people don’ t want Biafra has elicited a variety of responses on social media.
David Nweze Umahi, popularly known as Dave Umahi is a Nigerian politician, he is currently Governor of Ebonyi State, in the south region of Nigeria.
According to a recent interview with Channels Television, which was shared on YouTube by Channels TV.
During an interaction on Channels TV, Governor Dave Umahi made the following statement: ” we don’ t want Biafra, our people will not obey sit- at- home order”
In that interview, Governor Umahi further explained why his state will no longer obey the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB’ s Sit- at- home order.
In the video that was shared by Channels TV, you will hear clearly all that was said by Governor Dave Umahi.
Why Governor Umahi Said ” IPOB Have No Right To Send Fulani Herdsmen Out Of Any Southeastern State”
According to multiple reports, a large number of Nigerian governors from the south- eastern region of the country gathered in Enugu to discuss problems of insecurity that afflict many south- eastern states across the country.
A few hours after their conference, the president of the Southeastern Governors’ Forum, His Excellency Governor David Umahi, had an interview with Channels TV Sunrise daily show. While being interviewed virtually, the governor of Ebonyi said that the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) do not have the right to send Fulani herdsmen out of a southeast region. In this article, we would seek to find out why Governor David Umahi issued this statement, which elicited reactions on social media.
- The primary reason why Governor David Umahi of the State of Ebonyi said Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB Members do not have the right to send Fulani shepherds out of any southeast state is that it is against the constitution of the country. In accordance with Chapter 4, section 41 (1) from the 1999 Constitution, ” every Citizen of Nigeria is entitled to move freely and to reside in any part thereof. Also, no Citizen of Nigeria shall be expelled from Nigeria or refused entry thereby or exit therefrom. ” This law serves as a reason behind why the governor made that statement. As a matter of fact, he hinted at the law aspect saying, ” sending the Fulani herdsmen out of the southeast is unconstitutional. “
- The second reason why the governor of the State of Ebonyi said that the IPOB group do not have the right to command Fulani herdsmen Out of whatever part of the southeast is because the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB is a proscribed group.
The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB group of secessionists is not legally constituted to determine who stays or leaves a region of the country.
Finally, Governor David Umahi pointed out that the inhabitants of the Southeast live peacefully in the North and it should be the same for the Northerners in the Southeast.
Has Umahi’ s Statement On IPOB Confirmed Abaribe’ s Claim That Over 30 Secessionist Groups Are In The South- east?
In the report which was made by Channels TV, David Umahi, Governor of Ebonyi State, and while speaking today on Channels TV Sunrise Daily show, made a few revelations regarding security challenges in the southeast region of Nigeria, and how the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB was used as a pressure tactic by different violent groups to carry out attacks in the region.
While speaking In that interview, Dave Umahi said this. ” If anybody has grievances with the center, the person becomes a supporter of IPOB. If you sort anything at the federal level and you fail to get it, you become a supporter of IPOB. The whole exercise has been hijacked. In the southeast, we no longer have kidnappers; every one that commits one criminal act or the other claims to be IPOB” .
After Dave Umahi came out with that statement, The one thing that came into my mind was the statement the Senate representing Abia south Senatorial constituency in the National Assembly, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, As a result, more than 30 secessionist groups are currently in the south- eastern region of the country.
During an interview last night with Seun of Channel Television, Abaribe stated that not all attacks in the southeast were conducted by the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB. He said other regional groups carried out attacks, while the media reported on IPOB members.
Keeping that in mind, a statement made by Dave Umahi today. , Confirmed the statements yesterday from Abaribe? Are there groups who are using the secessionist agitations of IPOB as a vehicle for other diabolical schemes?
If that is the case, the situation is worrisome to the governors of the Southeast and to all the Igbo leaders in the region.
Notwithstanding, with this revelation, The best way to do that as soon as possible is to identify those other groups that hid beneath the shadow of IPOB to convey out their criminal operations, and treat them decisively as well.
One Statement Gov. Dave Umahi Made That May Have Revealed Sponsors Of The Unknown Armed Men
According to multiple reports, the terrible activities of these unknown armed men across the southeast region have truly provoked unrest, causing people to live with the fear of not knowing who is next to be attacked. Over the past week, there have been reports of the murder of the husband of Mrs Dora Akunyili, and one female University student and also the burning of Mr Joe Igbokwe’ s house that is worth millions of Naira.
The actual identity of these unknown armed men and their financial backers were so hard to figure out. This has been alleged by a number of people of Nigerians that the members of the outlawed Indigenous People Of Biafra IPOB are the unidentified armed men in the region.
This matter caused the governors of the southeast to have a meeting in the state of Enugu, on Tuesday, October 5th 2021, when they have agreed that, in order to put an end to the activities of IPOB members, On that point wouldn’ t be anymore Monday sit- at- home exercise in the southeast region of the country.
In an interview with the Channel television stations, Dave Umahi, Governor of Ebonyi State made a powerful statement about the situation in the region. He said that as a result of their findings, some politicians imported murderers from outside the Southeast just to promote their political interests.
One could begin to imagine what those findings are and What is the point of so- called politicians bringing killers to the southeast?
What Nigerians Should Expect As IPOB Alleged Plan To Shut Down Nigeria Is Condemned By Afenifere
The Yoruba socio- political organization, Afenifere, on Wednesday, October 6th, 2021 responded to the reports of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to ” shut down Nigeria. ”
Afenifere stated that it would not be part of the decision to shut down Nigeria for a month.
During an interaction with Daily Post, a senior Afenifere chieftain, who wouldn’ t want to be named, says shutting down Nigeria is not part of its agenda
However, what should people of Nigerians expect that IPOB’ s plan to shut down Nigeria is condemned by Afenifere?
Nigerians should expect that IPOB’ s so- called plan to shut down Nigeria will be cancelled and Put down by the federal government of Nigeria. IPOB has no constitutional power to direct Nigerians and their bad plans to destroy Nigerian unity will not work. Nigerians should expect the federal government to send more security officers to the southeast region of the country in which there are a large number of IPOB members. Security officers will assist in ensuring that IPOB members don’ t scare the townspeople in the Southeast of the country.
Lastly, I urge all Nigerians not to panic over the so- called IPOB plan to shut down Nigeria because the federal government is under complete control.