Southeast Governors reject MACBAN’s demand for vigilance group

By AdvocateNews on 24/06/2019

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The South East Governors Forum have rejected the demand by the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) for the establishment of a vigilante group in the southeast to protect their members.

MACBAN made the proposal during the Southeast Security Summit in Enugu last week.

The summit was convened by the Southeast Governors’ Forum to profer solution to lingering clashes between herders and farmer in the region.

The clashes have led to killings and destruction of farmlands.

Since the report of MACBAN’s demands last week, harsh reactions have been directed at the governors by various interest groups in the zone.

Many more condemnations were also directed at the governor’s on social media with many alleging that the governors were in agreement with MACBAN on the issue.

But the governors on Monday denied ever being ready to allow such suggestions come to fruition.

The Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi stated this in a statement in Abakaliki

The statement was released by his Chief Press Secretary, Emmanuel Uzor.

Mr Umahi described the allegation of the Governors allowing MACBAN to form vigilance group as strange.

“I find it extremely strange for anybody to think that none locals in any part of the country including South East could be allowed to form vigilante outfit”.

” The Miyetti Allah group may have made that suggestion which I believe will never mean to form a vigilante in South East Whichever is the meaning, no Governor will allow that”

“South East Governors have their local vigilantes working with security agencies. Any such demand by Miyetti group is a joke and not acceptable. Governors of South East are doing their best and we have no problems receiving insults from our people. It is the price for leadership.

“The important thing to us is the safety and well-being of our people. Opc and other pressure groups may not have found it fashionable to be insulting their leaders even when their leaders may not be saints”, the governor said.

Governor Umahi further disclosed that his task is to develop Ebonyi State, contribute in rebuilding South East and Nigeria.

“My calling is not to insult others for me to do these . Have we been fairly treated? No. Can we solve the problem by hate speeches? For me no. Nobody no matter the level of pretence can change my style of peaceful leadership. Ebonyi, in particular, has suffered so much even in the context of South East. We believe that we do not need hate speeches as a strategy to solve our problems”

“Finally, no Miyetti vigilante in South East, no cattle ranch or colony but we must live peacefully with herdsmen that do not destroy our farmland especially those that were born here and have lived peacefully with us. All South East governors are together in this position”, the governor said. 

Posted 24/06/2019 7:35:39 PM

 

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