EBONYI State Governor, Dave Umahi, on Thursday assured offended youths that the South-East governors would be a part of their agitation if the explanations for such protest weren’t addressed after six months.
Umahi gave this assurance whereas taking part within the Presidential Ministerial briefing organised by the Presidential Communications Crew on the presidential villa, Abuja.
He, nonetheless, requested that youths towards the area’s marginalisation ought to ahead their grievances.
The governor urged them to grant their governors six months to debate with the Federal Authorities.
The governor mentioned, “I’ve finished stakeholders’ conferences within the 13 Native Authorities Areas; I’ve finished seven-day prayers.
“I’ve deployed the widows to quick and pray; I’ve deployed the elders’ council to go spherical and discuss to our folks. I’ve deployed founding fathers to go and discuss.
“All these talks are getting outcomes. A few of the unhealthy boys are pulling out and surrendering to us and they’re giving us data.
“However my place is that these persons are our youngsters. It doesn’t please me. I’m attempting to allow them to know that what they’re agitating for may be solved by dialogue. We’re calling on our youths to submit their calls for to us. We’ll come to the centre and submit them.
“If within the subsequent six months, now we have not considerably addressed them, we will be a part of you within the agitation. However proper now, we received’t help you to insult the President, leaders of the South-East and different leaders. That isn’t agitation; that’s foolishness. Agitation is agitation.”
Umahi mentioned in addressing marginalisation and exclusion from the affairs of the nation, knowledge must be utilized.
He described IPOB as “a toddler of necessity,” including that the identical organisation had now birthed the Jap Safety Community.
The governor added, “You’ll be able to see how this has multiplied. However the level stays that from the onset of matter, the previous governments didn’t handle the matter correctly as a result of when your kids cry for any cause, you need to discover out what the issue is, what the explanations are after which repair it.”