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Governor David Umahi (File image from Ebonyi Govt House)

The Organisation of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (OESID) has lampooned Governor Dave Umahi over plans to start grazing reserve settlements for herdsmen.

Concise News learned that in a statement by the OESID on Sunday in Abuja, it warned Umahi not to impose such a plan on the people of Ebonyi.

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According to the statement, Umahi should be ready for backlash if he does not want to back out of his plans.

“We, the peace-loving people of Ebonyi State, will not allow Governor Umahi to mortgage our future in his blind support for the Federal Government abhorrent agenda,” the statement added.

“This shows that the governor is pursuing his personal ambition after his tenure ends in 2023.

“We cannot accept such dictatorial posturing from a man that was only given a limited time and democratic mandate to lead and not to rule.”

It added that “The way and manner the Ebonyi state governor has been cowering and intimidating Ebonyi politicians shows that he does not value democracy.

“Sacking politicians and condemning stakeholders with differing views and opinions is a trait common to dictators and not an acceptable attribute of freely elected democratic leaders.

“We cannot take Umahi’s degradation and oppression against the people of Ebonyi.”