The Ebonyi state government has assured its citizens that it would continue protecting their lives and properties including massive infrastructural development of the state.
The assurance was contained in a statement issued by Mr Francis Nwaze, Special Assistant to the Governor David Umahi on Media and Publicity on the backdrop of the accusation made against the government by leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
Nwaze also assured that the government would continue protecting the lives and properties of the ‘few’ opposition elements in the state despite their, ‘beclouding the political space with fake news’.
“The All Progressive Congress (APC) led government in the state can never be distracted in delivering good governance to the people and this can be attested by the plethora of attestations and commendations on the governor regionally, nationally and internationally.
“It is unfortunate that the opposition engages in kindergarten and vituperative rants and makes spurious allegations against the governor and the government on issues of security among others.
The governor’s aide described as a ‘brute lie’, the accusation by the opposition that the state government was instigating communal crises in some parts of the state.
“We wish to categorically state that the government or its agencies cannot condescend low to enthrone internal crises in the state.
“The governor rather, has been working assiduously with the assistance of committed stakeholders in the state, to emancipate the state from the perpetual restiveness foisted by the opposition.
“The government has duly notified the relevant security apparatus in the country of this development, including the President of the country,” he said.
He stated that the Ebubeagu security outfit was backed by law and was complementing the efforts of conventional security agencies in protecting the peoples’ lives and properties.
“The security outfit has effectively recorded notable ground-breaking successes in ridding the state of criminality.
“The recruitment process and mode of operation are clearly defined by the laws establishing it in various states of the south east zone.
“It is therefore fallacious for the authors of the PDP briefing to allege that the operation of the Ebubegu outfit is shrouded in secrecy when it had long been advertising its recruitment in both the electronic and new media,” he said. ENDS