From Emmanuel Uzor, Abakaliki
Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State hascalled for a country where justice, peace, unity, love for one another, fair play and equity would prevail, irrespective of creed, ethnicity or gender.
The governor stressed that in every agitation, there may be some merits, but such agitations, he said, could still be discussed and dialogued for amicable resolution and emphasised the need for an atmosphere of peace and tranquility at all times.
Umahi, Chairman of South East Governors Forum, urged on Nigerians to live in peace and harmony with one another, and stressed that all issues affecting the country would be addressed in such a way that national cohesion would not be jeopardised.
“In every agitation, there may be some merits, but such agitations could be discussed and amicably resolved. So, we ask our people to please remain calm and be part of this our move to ensure that we don’t set our place on fire.
“Nobody will love our place more than ourselves. And, it is important that we are wiser as we engage the leadership of this nation in a formidable dialogue to resolve all our differences.”
Umahi also disclosed that South East governors and the leadership of Ohaneze Nidgbo, are working round the clock with other leaders in the country, to ensure amicable resolutions of all the agitations of the people.
He cautioned against inflammatory statements that would lead to rancor or division, and further called on all Nigerians to maintain peace and learn to live in unity with other segments of the Nigerian society.
The governor noted that the country’s political space has been troubled by various hate speeches from various parts of the country and maintained that it was time to let go of all hate speeches and embrace peace as the only panacea for development.