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Biafra agitators order South-East governors to resign

25 August 2016, 12:21

Umuahia - The Biafran Independence Movement has asked governors in the South-east who are not keeping their electoral promises to vacate their offices.

The group in a statement issued on Wednesday in Umuahia, Abia State, by the Biafra Zonal Information Director, Anselm Ogbonna, noted that the governors had disappointed the electorate.

The group said the people are unhappy with the failure of most of the governors to fulfill their promises.

The statement reads: " The governors from the South-east zone should vacate their political offices now because they have lost focus.

"They have fed the citizens with the dividend of lies instead of dividend of democracy. Workers’ salaries are being paid over the radios and on the pages of newspapers; not in the offices.

“Pensioners who worked with their blood to uphold the integrity of Nigeria are neglected; the politicians abandoned their pension payment. This has resulted in their death on a daily basis. Youth empowerments to these leaders of tomorrow are tricycles and motorcycles on hire purchase.

"Behind them, they will give out contracts to their loyalists to hunt the Okada riders and Keke NAPEP operators who would pay a huge amount of money. This makes it difficult for them to be free from the Okada and Keke NAPEP hire purchases they have collected. In other words, they are slaves to this contract. They are slaves in order to find their daily bread,” Ogbonna said.

Also read: Biafra youth threaten war against Fulani herdsmen

He also said the governors have also failed to protect their citizens from Fulani herdsmen.

“Majority of these politicians have tactically supported the grazing bill because they have cattle which these Fulani are raring for them. The worst of it all is that these Fulani are raping women of those communities at gunpoint. I want to tell them that if such continues in any of the communities in Igbo land, we must hold these politicians responsible,” he said.

- News 24


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