Umahi advocates for youth engagement

David Umahi

EBONYI State governor Engr. David Nweze Umahi has advocated that Nigerian leaders should target more in securing the future of the youths by doing everything possible to lower the tempo of politics.

Governor Umahi stated this at the Executive Council Chamber, Government House, when the National Defence College Course 27 participants led by the team leader Mutala Momoni Bashir paid him a courtesy visit.

According to the Governor who stated that most political aspirants do not have the interest of the people at hand but interested in making names and stealing money.

He then called on the security agencies and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to be neutral mostly in the next year’s general election. Stressing that only neutrality of the electoral commission and the security agencies will preserve the unity of the country during and after the general election.

However, Governor Umahi while condemning the killings of three persons in Ebonyi state during last week All Progressives Congress (APC) Ebonyi central National Assembly primaries in Onueke, Ezza South local government area of the state,
urged politicians to eschew violence and shun bitterness and rancour.

His words, “the leaders of this country should do everything possible to lower the tempo of politics and look more into securing the future of our youths, this is very important People that are aspiring for political offices is no longer to help the people. It is all about to answer name and to steal money.

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“If I were God, I would say whoever that doesn’t have handwork should not come to leadership, you must have what you were doing that you know you were sustaining yourself before you now come to lead your people.

“People that never saw N1million, they now want to control billions. Don’t you see that there are certain lives in our society that is
evidence of tramadol.

“If you see the tension in the society today, it is getting worst. Ordinary primary election, a particular party killed three people in
our state. It is one party and not party versus party. So we need your prayers for 2019 even though I continue to say that the future of this country is in the hands of the security agencies and INEC.

“If you want us to exist continue as a nation is all about 2019 and it is INEC and security agents because the security man ought to be very neutral and the moment that neutrality is not there, then the civilians must go and learn the act of anti-terrorism because those that are supposed to defend the people now turn against them, then the people must have to learn how to defend themselves.”

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