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No need for Southeast protest, Tinubu has solved our problems – Umahi



Governor Umahi

Minister of Works, Senator David Umahi, disclosed that residents of the Southeast will not join their counterparts in other regions to protest against the high cost of living in Nigeria.

Umahi made the assertion at the weekend while addressing journalists at his Uburu residence in Ohaozara Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

According to the former governor of Ebonyi State, President Bola Tinubu has solved the major problems of the region, which he said was the incessant clash between farmers and herders.

The Minister claimed that the region’s present predicaments are self-inflicting, stressing that the activities of the “gunmen are now the major challenges facing the Southeast.

“If you check very well, especially in the Southeast, you will know that we no longer have incessant farmer/herder clashes.

“So, why should we join the protest when the President has solved our major problem?

“The problem we now have in the Southeast is self-inflicted. That is the issue of gunmen.

“So, if we are protesting, who are we protesting against? We are protesting against a president who has solved herders/farmers clashes.

“If you remove the issue of gunmen, the Southeast will be completely safe and farmers can work. So, we can’t go and join anybody to protest.”