Following the kidnappings happening alongside Opi–Ugwogo-Nike-Nsukka highway, the senatorial candidate of the Labour Social gathering for Enugu North senatorial district, Barr. Okey Ezea, aka Ideke has blasted Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for not being proactive sufficient to curb insecurity within the state.
Ezea who decried the incessant kidnapping and killing of harmless travellers on the Opi–Ugwogo–Enugu highway, in latest instances, urged safety operatives to maintain life and property protected for all motorists within the space.
Ezea’s response adopted the reported blocking of the highway but once more by kidnappers on Thursday morning. About 10 college students returning to the College of Nigeria, Nsukka, who had been kidnapped together with different travellers on Sunday on the identical highway.
“It’s a symptom of the collapse of governance in Enugu state led by Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi,” Ezea mentioned, “because the heart-rending tales of kidnappings for ransom come uncomfortably shut.”
Ezea puzzled what Ugwuanyi was doing with the safety votes accruing to the state Governor on month-to-month foundation.
He mentioned that it was possible that hoodlums displaced from Anambra State have discovered a protected haven in Enugu state occasioned by “ungoverned house. “
“Governor Chukwuma Soludo is working laborious to eradicate the heinous crime of kidnapping in his state. All of the forests are being combed. The hoodlums might have relocated to Enugu State the place threats to criminals are missing,” he mentioned.
“The governor will get about N1bn as safety vote month-to-month. What does he do with it, other than doling out money to organised ‘solidarity’ guests at Authorities Home? Bandits are working in every single place within the state unchallenged as a result of Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has little interest in the individuals’s welfare or safety. A brand new authorities that has no hyperlinks to Ebeano will take over and proper all of the wrongs in Enugu,” he mentioned.