Insulting Buhari will not solve problems- Umahi tells Igbos
The Ebonyi stated Governor, David Umahi, has urged the Igbos to stop insulting President Muhammadu Buhari and leaders from other regions across the country.
The Governor stated this in Abakaliki, during the conclusion of the 8-day prayer and fasting session organised by the Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Ebonyi Chapter, over the security situation in the state.
Umahi declared his belief in a united Nigeria and called on Igbos to drop secession agitations.
He, however, admitted that most of the secessionist groups’ agitations were genuine, noting that they could however be addressed.
According to him, “I do not believe in second-class citizenship where a section of the country is being seen to be superior to others”
Umahi asserted that he do not believe in second-class citizenship where a section of the country is being seen to be superior to others.
The Governor thanked CAN for nurturing the spiritual life of the state and urged it to engage all aggrieved groups in the 13 local government areas to shun violence.
Rev. Fr Abraham Nwali, State CAN Chairman, admonished Ebonyi people and Nigerians to appreciate God’s mercy upon them and repent from their evil ways.
“There has been no destruction or armed robbery in the state since this prayer and fasting session commenced as this shows God’s divine mercy upon the state.
“No country would experience the present situation in Nigeria and still remain one yet the citizens are bracing the inherent challenges with fortitude,” he said.