The Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. Dave Umahi has accused people he described as desperate politicians responsible for sponsoring bandits in the region to destabilize Nigeria.
Umahi, Chairman of the Southeast Governors Forum, disclosed this after a virtual meeting with the region’s five governors on Tuesday.
“There are so many desperate politicians in all the political parties that are so desperate for power, and they have aligned with some bandits in the southeast to destabilize the nation,” the Governor, who recently dumped the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, for the All Progressives Congress, APC, said.
He expressed worries over the kidnappings and killings going on in the South East, stating that “the situation is being heightened by the activities of very desperate politicians, this time irrespective of party affiliations.”
Umahi further clarified the video going viral on social media, where northerners were allegedly being sent out of Ebonyi State. He stated that politicians doctored the video.
“The Fulani settlement decided to move to Taraba State and retained some of the family members in Ebonyi State, and of course, the man is still here.
“Politicians, as we have intelligence gathering, went to put a voice and said it is the Igbos that are chasing away the herdsmen from Ebonyi State,” he said.
He said the video caused panic in the other parts of the country, reminding the perpetrators that about 11 million South Easterners living in the North may be killed due to such an act.
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