Does Angry Gov. Umahi Want His Predecessor Dead?
Angry Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State has said that inter-communal boundary disputes in the state persist because no ‘big man’ in the state has been killed.
He made the statement after his visit to the troubled communities of Enyigba in Abakaliki local government area and Echialeke in Ikwo LGA of the state.
The incumbent governor took over power from Martin Elechi in 2015.
Umahi, who decried the wanton destruction of lives and property at a meeting held in the Government House, Abakaliki, urged the people to love one another.
He accused the immediate past governor of the state of fanning the embers of the crisis, saying he was talking rubbish about the land dispute.
"Those human blood that spill on the land cries out. The young lady that I saw that died. Is it the vice principal taken and slaughtered? A man or woman and their children taken and slaughtered for what?
"Anybody that has hand both from Ikwo and Izzi will confess with his mouth that it will follow his family.
"If one big man has been killed, the problem would have stopped. But we are joking with fire. If the crisis is not stopped, the Izzi people in the town will start seeing the Ikwo people as their enemy and vice versa. And that is where the killing of the big men will start.
"But today we are all pretending and the useless elder like Martin Elechi will be there saying that it was politically motivated.
"A governor of a place that was in office and he could not solve a problem in his community, he covered it and left. And he has the audacity to be calling people and be talking rubbish with his mouth.
"I do not know why God is so merciful to wicked people otherwise he would not have the mouth to say it. The press you can report it.
"It is terrible that a governor cannot solve a problem that happened in his community. And now the problem is growing.
"No amount of office that worth the lives of people. Is it not a human being that will be president, that child I saw they killed, do you know what he will be?", he queried.
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