By Nwogha Ndubuisi Andy
The Ebonyi State members of Traditional Elders Council on Wednesday, 18 September 2019 called on President Muhammadu Buhari to beef up the security structure in the country so as to contain the impunity with which the country’s laws are broken by the citizens.
This is following the recent invasion of the residential home of the state governor, Engr. David Umahi, at Abuja by alleged men of Nigeria Police force who forcefully gained entry into the building and harassed a sitting governor.
Speaking shortly after a closed-door meeting in Abakaliki, the State Chairman, Traditional Rulers Council, and the Traditional Ruler of Ezamma Autonomous Community in Ezza South LGA, Eze Charles Mkpuma, condemned in its entity, the action and described it as abuse of democracy.
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The state Chairman who is also Vice Chairman, Council of Traditional Rulers, South East, stated that the peaceful habit of the state government should not be undermined by the alleged armed men.
He noted that the security structure of the country if not properly beefed up would truncate the peaceful effort of Muhammadu Buhari administration.
On his part, His Royal Highness, Eze Dominic Alo, JP Orimaogudu 111 of Amagu Ikwo Autonomous Community in Ikwo LGA, pointed out that the invasion was strange and tragic, but being that the people of the southeast are marginalized and issues concerning them are always handled with disdain.
He noted that their action was unjustified being that they learned that the invasion was linked with the case of the governor going on air as southeast Governors’ Forum Chairman to ban herdsmen carrying arm while doing their grazing business in the zone.
The traditional ruler while maintaining optimism that the country’s president being a man who gives adequate and sincere attention to security matters should ensure that those behind the mask would be made to face the wrath of the law.
Also, His Royal Highness (HRH), Eze Dr. Cosmas Nnaemeka Agwu, (Enechi Ekuma 4) of Okposi kingdom in Ohaozara LGA, stated that the action was unfortunate and barbaric, stressing that the silence of concerned agency was troublesome.
The traditional ruler while emphasizing the detribalized nature of the state governors revealed that he has given many important political positions to many nonindigenous of the state and advocated that those behind the action be brought to book to serve as a deterrent to others.