EBUBEAGU: replica of South West Amotekun – APC youth
The youth wing of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC, Ebonyi state chapter yesterday said the Southeast security outfit, Ebubeagu, was a model of southwest Amotekun, formed to ensure the protection of lives and property of Ndigbo.
Comrade Ogochukwu Elem state youth leader, APC Ebonyi state, made this known while reacting to the recent press briefing by Ebonyi National Assembly members, led by Senator Sam Egwu, in Abuja during which the lawmakers of PDP extraction alleged that the Ebubeagu security was established to witch-hunt the opposition in the state.
The APC youth leader who condemned attacks on governor Umahi by the PDP lawmakers said those who are opposed to the formation and operational mechanism of EBUBEAGU should be properly investigated to know their respective roles in the funding of criminal elements against the state.
He, however, urged the lawmakers to be patriotic in reacting to security issues in the state as the unity of Ebonyi state is not negotiable. Adding that the Ebubeagu outfit was for the good of all Ebonyi people and southeast in general.
“We are deeply appalled by the brazenness of this clique of a renegade in the National Assembly working assiduously to truncate the existing peace in Ebonyi state. They need not be told that the unity and progress of Ebonyi state are not negotiable.
“Therefore, the activities of the PDP National Assembly members are nothing but an idle mind and irresponsible alarmists hoping to profit from a fictional state of anarchy.
“Every right-thinking Nigerian is abreast with the challenging security situation in the country. Since the outburst of insecurity Nationwide, the PDP National Assembly members in Ebonyi rather than show love to the devasted persons around their villages demonstrated a very high level of unpatriotic, irresponsible, and insensitivity to the plights of the people.
“They have never shown any concern as leaders who were elected by the people, not even a bag of any kind of food came from them as a palliative to commiserate with the people who were mercilessly maimed, brutalised, and killed.
“Suffice to say that EBUBEAGU has come to stay in Ebonyi state and southeast geopolitical zone and its operational mechanism has been severally applauded by major stakeholders, security experts, and the PDP itself.”
By Ruth Oginyi