Ebonyi Gov. David Umahi opposes agitation for regional Govt.

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Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi has spoken against agitation by mostly people from the South that Nigeria should go back to regional system of government in place of the federal system currently in operation.

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Gov. Umahi shared this view at Abakalikik, the Ebonyi State capital during an Inter-denominational church service at the Presbyterian Church of Nigeria, to commemorate 2017 Democracy Day and his second year in office.

The governor, who expressed supports for the agitation of Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) and the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), however, condemned the manners the groups are pursuing it.

He noted that that Ebonyi had suffered untold marginalisation right from its days in old Anambra, Imo, Enugu and Abia states, saying the state does not believe in regional government.

He said, “The deputy senate president(Ike Ekweremadu) is fighting marginalisation of the Igbos at the federal level; when this is addressed, we will start our own agitation of marginalisation as a state.

“Ebonyi does not believe in regional government because we will continue suffering deprivation but believe in the restructuring of the country to address all imbalances.”

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