Don’t politicise insecurity – Ex-Minister
By Ogochukwu Edeh
The erstwhile Minister of State for Power and Steel Chief Goddy Ogbaga (a.k.a Ezeudo) has called on Eboyians not to politicise insecurity issue confronting the State and beyond.
Ogbaga made this known in an exclusive interview with THE VOICE in Abakaliki. He pleaded with Eboyians to support the State government to overcome insecurity issues confronting the State.
Stating “There is no need to politicise insecurity, it is a dangerous thing. These insecurity is not something that should be politicised, people need to appreciate the need for security, it is very important and everything must be done to ensure adequate security.”
” it is wrong and it is unexpected for people to unduly politicise the issue of insecurity. So I encourage our people to do their untomost best to ensure that we move forward towards the benefit of our people.” He stated
He maintained that insecurity has become a major problem in the country, and to overcome such , the country needs an experienced hand from South East, one who could pilot the affairs of the country well , stating “we have insecurity is not only in South East, we also have terrible insecurity in the North, even though or not minding the fact that the president is there.
“So you need somebody who appreciates the need to deal with these insecurity and who knows the method to do it, it is very important. I believe that we have enough people, qualified people, people with experience that can as a matter of fact address the insecurity issue particularly if we have president from the south east, very important.”He stated.
He called on Eboyians and South East in general to ensure that they register in the voters registration to prevent low apathy of voters 2023 and to ensure that South East produce the next president.
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Adding “Now that we are expecting president of Igbo extraction, our people need to register so that they cast their vote, so that people will look at the store, whatever you have, that this are the number of voters in Ebonyi, for instance if they see that we don’t have voters, somebody will say and you people are asking for president but you don’t have voters.
” So we need to be registered and our names should be on the list of voters list, it is very important.We appeal for the consensus of our people and particularly those that are the authorities to make it possible, provide the enabling environment, provide transport to move people to the various registration centers and provide extra machines so that the voting point will be accessible to everyone” he said.