THE Chairman of Afikpo South Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, Dr. Eni Uduma Chima, Thursday blasted some Ebonyi State National Assembly members for playing politics with the security situation in the State.
These National Assembly members led by Dr. Sam Egwu had last Tuesday addressed the Press in Abuja on the security situation in the State with growing concern about the inauguration of the South East Security Network code-named “Ebubeagu” in the State.
The two-time lawmaker who described the National Assembly members as a “band of opportunists advertising their crass ignorance, shallow intellect and weak brain-power to a country facing her worst challenge in insecurity by speaking out against the practical attempts by Ebonyi State people to survive serious threats to their very existence as a people.” argued that “the unravelling security infrastructure favours neither the PDP nor APC, neither children nor adults, neither Christians nor Muslims, neither the rich nor the poor and certainly, neither Abuja based or Non-Abuja based politicians.”
The Chairman stated this in press statement titled “The hollow sanctimony of Senator Sam Ominyi Egwu with some Ebonyi State Law makers; a glaring ignorance of the home situation and expression of political frustration.” in Abakaliki.
Eni further warned against the politicization of the precarious security situation in Ebonyi State noting that “unless the right steps are taken as Governor Umahi is doing, let these Legislators know that there may be no 2023 General Elections for which they dance naked in public.”
The Council boss further noted that “for the Abuja Legislators to distract serious minded statesmen with party gibberish at this critical period and trying times which require sobriety and total concentration to the essence of Government which is the security and welfare of the people, is to be myopic and uncharitable to the millions of people who have invested hope in them as representatives.”
According to him, “As usual, While Ebonyi people are grappling with imminent existential threats, these Federal Law Makers of Ebonyi State origin are focused on 2023 General Elections and politics at the expense of the security and welfare of the masses.