From Princely Onyenwe
A call has gone to some notable foreign embassies including the United States, United Emirates and the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency place an immediate Ban on the Ebonyi state governor, Engr Dave Umahi for allegedly sponsoring terrorism in the state.
This call came from the National President of Ohaneze Youth council, Comrade Igboayaka O. Igboayaka who made available a written communique dully signed by him to our News desk.
Recall that David Nweze Umahi CON better known as Dave Umahi is a Nigerian politician who is currently serving as the Governor of Ebonyi State under the leading All Progressives Congress APC party.
The original copy reads as thus:
A TEXT OF WORLD PRESS CONFERENCE BY OHANAEZE YOUTH COUNCIL TAGGED: A CALL ON USA, UNITED EMIRATES EMBASSY & FG TO PLACE TRAVELING BAN ON GOV DAVID UMAHI, AND INVESTIGATE HIS INVOLVEMENT AND SPONSORSHIP OF TERRORISM IN EBONYI STATE,
PRESENTED BY OYC’s NATIONAL PRESIDENT, COMRD. IGBOAYAKA O. IGBOAYAKA, THIS DAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2023, AT NUJ PRESS CENTER OWERRI, IMO STATE CAPITAL
It is crucial at this critical political dispensation in Nigeria to bring to the world the insecurity conspiracies masterminded by Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, in connivance with Rt. Hon. Francis Nwifuru, Speaker of Ebonyi State House of Assembly and APC Guber Candidate in the State.
Gov David Umahi’s sponsorship of terrorism in Effium Ohaukwu Ebonyi State and SouthEast at large is no longer a hidden agenda. On Nov. 3, 2021, five professional Engineers from a World Class Consulting Engineering Firm, “Nelan Consultant were abducted and killed, and up until today, such wicked and barbarism killing was swept under the carpet in Ebonyi State, under the watch of the Governor.
These engineers that were gruosomely murdered include Engr. Nelson Onyemeh (Lead Consultant); from Ihiala in Anambra State; Engr. Earnest Edeani from Nkanu in Enugu State; Ikechukwu Ejiofor from Umunya in Oyi LGA of Anambra State; Engr. Samuel Aneke from Nkanu in Enugu-East LGA of Enugu State and Engr. Stanley Nwazulum from Amawbia in Awka-South LGA of Anambra State.
Gov David Umahi must explain to Ndigbo, Ndi Ebonyi, Nigeria and the International community what happened to these five able bodied engineers. Darkness has come over Ndigbo under the leadership of Gov David Umahi and Rt. Hon Francis Nwifuru the current Speaker and the APC Guber Candidate in the 2023 Governorship election, whom Gov Umahi is sponsoring to continue his evil agenda against Ndigbo and Ebonyi.
These five able bodied men, world class engineers were dutifully supervising the Ebonyi ring road, a contract won by NELAN from Africa Development Bank and World Bank. It’s important to note that one of the engineers was also part of the team that built Geometric Power structures at Aba.
Gov. David Umahi’s administration can be classified as a tyrannical rulership that have killed over 5000 Ebonyians, since his inception with his militias gang and Ebubeagu Security Network, an outfit which he had used to perpetrate evil against the people, contrary to their purported role of protecting lives and property.
The litanies of killings in Gov David Umahi’s tyrannical administration in Ebonyi State can be describe as the era of Idi Amin of Uganda; a situation in which anyone who challenges his ruthless administration receives death sentence through Ebubeagu or his militias gang.
Unfortunately, Ebonyi State which was known for her Agricultural revolution during the time of Gov Sam Egwu and Gov. Martins Elechi has been turned into a Militia’s Zone and a killing arena under Gov. David Umahi.
Around January/February, 2022, over 20 youths were killed at Akaeze, and their dead bodies were dumped at Ivo river, in Ivo local government. Unfortunately to killers Squad, Ebubeagu, ran out of lock when they killed another youth who was identified as Mr. Nnaogo Ajali, from Amarameze Umobor Akaeze in Ivo local government, still within the period. They killed the poor young man with a Hammer, tortured him through his manhood.
In another horrific incident, Ebube Agu killed one Comrade Onyekachi Okor(aka Elueke) from Umuoji Umobor Akaeze whom they also butchered and cut off his private part.
Over 30 youths from Akaeze who dared to protest the intimidating act and murderous actions of Ebube Agu Militias group were arrested and dumped at Ebonyi State prison on the order of Governor David Umahi. These are typical evidence that democratic government has left Ebonyi State, and has been replaced with the tyrannical government of David Umahi.
It’s important to note that more than than 70 Akaeze youths have fled out of their land due to incessant killings and arrest of innocent indigenes of the land, by Ebube Agu Militias squad of the incumbent Governor Engr. David Umahi
“The tyrannic rulership of Gov. David Umahi has turned many villages in Ebonyi into a mere ghost village. It would be recalled also that during the December 2022 village foothball tournament which extended to January 3, 2023 at Iyioji Secondary school Akaeze, Ivo local government, Ebube Agu stormed the field shooting sporadically, and over 20 Youths were arrested, all master-minded by one Hon. Onyewuchi Agbadu, who is currently an APC house of Assembly Candidate of Ivo local government. This is the man whom Gov. Umahi deploys in perpetuating his evil agenda in Ebonyi State.
“Earlier, around March 2, 2022, the National Youth President of Akaeze Youth Forum Sunday Ajaero, a vocal youth was kidnapped in Onitsha, the commercial bane of Anambra State, by a team led by Onyebuchi Agbadu and his brother Emmanuel Agbadu still on the instruction of Governor David Umahi.
“Ebube Agu Militias squad in Ebonyi State is now a terror to villagers and a tool for indiscriminate killings, harassment, torture and intimidation against any perceived political enemy of Governor David Umahi.
“The activities of Ebube Agu is becoming too worrisome and unbearable. For instance, we gathered that on 8 February, 2023, at Ohaozara, about six(6) people were shot, one youth was shot on the chest, with a teenager, one pregnant woman and one military personnel received a gunshot from Ebube Agu Militias. Those who ran for their lives during the shooting were pursued by Ebube Agu into Mr. Ogbonnaya Eleodi’s compound for protection (opposite secretariat), and many people were injured whereas not fewer than 8 vehicles were destroyed by Ebube Agu Militias squad.”
“The National Security Adviser, National Director of State Security Service, Inspector General of Police must as a matter of urgency understand that Ebube Agu in Ebonyi State is merely serving the interest of Gov. David Umahi, and it’s a time bomb waiting to blow, an incident that will interrupt national peace and a direct security threat to the nation.
The human rights violation, intimidation, Harassment, tortures and killings under Gov David Umahi in no doubts, surpass what Idi Amin did in Uganda in 1971 to 1979. With the rate of human fundamental rights violation in Ebonyi State, Gov David Umahi is currently the most brutal governor in Nigeria and Africa at large.
We therefore call on the attention of United States of America Embassy, United Emirates Embassy to place Gov. David Umahi under terrorism watch list, investigate him and at the same time, ban him from travelling to USA and United Emirates over the death of Five Nelan Engineers and other killings in Ebonyi State up until he is proven otherwise.
Ohanaeze Youth appreciates a competent high Court in Abakiliki led by Justice Akintayo Aluko over the “Disbandment of Ebube Agu on Tuesday 14th February 2023, and we, therefore, call on DSS and Nigeria Police Force to immediately mob out all the guns Gov David Umahi and his Ebube Agu Militias have been using to Terrorize Ebonyians. And ensure that the victims of his tyrannical reign would get justice.
Gov. David Umahi must know today that those who must destroy others in order to succeed must have destruction awaiting them at the corridor of their life.
Thank you very much. Igboayaka writes from Owerri.
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