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Security Of Oil Pipelines In Ukwa Ngwa No Longer Safe – Youth Council

Ukwa Ngwa; HOSCON
Posted: Jul 4, 2016 at 7:30 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Emeka Okafor

Aba – Supreme Council of Ukwa Ngwa Youths has disclosed that it would no longer guarantee oil installations and pipelines within the Ukwa Ngwa axis of the state if peaceful and diplomatic disposition are not implored to settle the current governorship legal logjam in the state.

The pressure group comprises all local government areas of the Abia South Zone and three other council areas of Abia Central.

Comrade Kingsly Nna Okadib, National Co-ordinator of the group, said the council frowned at the Independent National Electoral Commission’s hurried issuance of Certificate of Return to Dr. Uche Ogah, having acknowledged the receipt of motion for stay of service and notice of Appeal filed by Dr. Ikpeazu on June 28, 2016.

It described the move as a clear case of judicial rape on the democracy of Nigeria.

Affirming its stance of the Abia Charter of Equity and PDP Zoning, the youth council stated that the security and safety of oil and gas facilities and the staff of the Joint Venture companies in Ukwa Ngwa nation could longer be guaranteed if the issues raised were not addressed in consonance with the rule of law and due process.

It warned that peaceful and diplomatic disposition should not be taken for granted and called on forces behind orchestrated plot to set Abia ablaze to desist henceforth.

In similar development, Coalition of Civil Society in Abia State on Monday said Nigerians should hold INEC responsible in the case of any breach and breakdown of law and order in the state saying an attempt by one person or group to hijack the state through illegal and fraudulent means would be resisted at all cost by Abians.

Mazi Eze Onuoha, Chairman of the group, at a news briefing called on President Muhammadu Buhari, the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, and Justice Mahmmud Mohammed, the Chief Justice of the Federation, to defend the law and Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The group said that Abia State has one governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu, noting that the process of the law must take its course till the end of the case in the appellate Courts, just as it said it had absolute confidence and hope on the Judiciary as the last hope of the oppressed.


The group also said INEC should within 24 hours retrieve the Certificate of Return issued erroneously to Dr. Uche Ogah, apologise to Abians and Nigerians in the national dailies, and implore the people of the state to abide by the decisions of the appellate courts in that regard.