Regional Security: Ohanaeze Youths Knock South-East Govs

The youth wing of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, yesterday, said that the special security outfit proposed for the region by the governors of the South East would fail without the involvement of Igbo youths.

Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Ebonyi State, Chief David Umahi, last week, disclosed that they were fine-tuning modalities before unveiling the security outfit.

National President of Ohanaeze youths, Chief Arthur Obiora, told Daily Sun that some of the governors were not sincere even as he accused them of working for their selfish political interests.

He advised the governors to find a way of working with the leadership of Ohanaeze youths on the issue of security of the region.

“Some of the South East governors are saboteurs. I don’t know what they want to achieve because to me some of them are just playing politics with the issue of security. They are trying to edge the youths out.

“We also know that the work of security should be left for the South East youths. I can assure that without involving the youths, the security outfit they’re talking about would fail. It’s our job to do surveillance and intelligence. They can face governance and allow us protect and defend Igbo land,” the Ohanaeze youth leader stated.

Regardless, former Deputy National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Jerry Obasi, said the party backs the South East Governors’ Forum on its planned special security arrangement for the region.

Obasi, who is leader of ‘’Authentic APGA”, told  Daily Sun in Abakaliki, that  the governors should match  their words with action and ensure that the security outfit was launched for the security and overall well-being of the people of the region.

“We also urge the governors of the South East to match their words with action as time is of urgent essence. Security of life and property is second to none in the propagation of human existentiality. There should be a first tier security arrangement for Ndigbo without which our people will be most vulnerable,” he said.

Daily Sun

One comment

  1. Felix Oguejiofor Abugu

    Some of these so-called attension-seeking Ohanaeze youths are just impulsive talktives. As usual, it is only the South East ‘s own security initiatives that will be mired in controversy from within. The governors have just broached the subject of regional security and we must allow them to organise it, first, for it is their constitutional duty to it, before we start posturing about our individual and group roles in it. . Would the governor organise a security outfit without involving the youths who will constitute the bull of the recruits and fighting. Force? Or the man wants to sit at the table with the governor’s and take decisions on the security matter? As what? As co-Chief security officers of the States or what? They should go and sit down and await directives from the States’chief Executive as to the role they want the youths to play. Enough of this everyone is king in Igbo Land.

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