Umahi calls for constitutional review to check political desperation

By Maureen Atuonwu

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi has called for constitutional review to check political desperation among citizens of the country.

Umahi made the call in his hometown, Uburu, Ohaozara LGA of Ebonyi while addressing newsmen.

The governor noted that such trend was dangerous for the country’s existence.

Umahi said that such desperation accounted for the several incidences recorded across the country and exonerated the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from the incidences.

“I want a review of the political system in the country, ask people of their means of livelihood before venturing into politics.

“Everything concerning the private sector seems to be collapsing as everybody is interested only in politics.

“The nation should realize that if we continue this way, there is no future for our children,” he said.

The governor bemoaned the burning of the INEC Registration Area Centre (RAC) at Umuoghara, Ezza North LGA, blaming it on the disobedience of the area’s development centre coordinator to his directive.

“The coordinator negotiated with the devil who failed him two weeks ago despite my warnings over such negotiations.

“I instructed communities to mobilise 1,000 youths to break the hands and legs of those who want to kill our people and then hand them over to security agencies.

“We have lost 36,000 votes in the incident; but that will not stop me from winning.

“I however, suspect foul play in the incident because the security agencies should have been there when the hoodlums were shooting and destroying the facilities,” he said.

He noted that politicians who used other means to win elections had nothing to offer the people as they were just desperate to govern.

“Such people know that when election comes, they will use other means so they will not provide employments or social services to the people when they are in power.

“I commend the chairman of INEC, Mahmood Yakubu and his team for ensuring that the people’s votes counted though about five incidences of card reader failure was recorded across the state,” he said. (NAN)

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