The decision made by the southeast governors to announce a joint security vigilante outfit, Ebubeagu, just like Amotekun in the southwest is not genuine according to a former chairman of PDP in Anambra state, Dan Ulasi.
Recall that before Ebubeagu was announced, IPOB’s Eastern Security Network, ESN, has been playing the role of a regional security outfit in the southeast, even though the Governors of the region distanced themselves from it. But after the announcement of Ebubeagu few days ago, reactions have continued to trail that decision. While some Nigerians have applauded the move of the Governors, others like the IPOB group have condemned the decision, warning youths in the region not to join the security outfit.
Reacting to the formation of Ebubeagu on Kaakaki on AIT, Dan Ulasi, a political analyst and former chairman of Anambra PDP said he has doubts about the intentions of the Governors to set up Ebubeagu. He said while sharing his views, “when the Governors of the southwest started Amotekun, they did not run to the Inspector general of police or president Buhari to tell them what to do, they passed a resolution in their states houses of assemblies before everything went public.”
When asked what is wrong in the southeast governors trying to get the buying of the government and the police since Ebubeagu is going to be working with the police?
He said, “if they start today to be genuine to think of how to protect the interest of the people they govern, that will be wonderful if they are genuine. People are questioning the genuineness of what they are doing.”
Speaking further about why he has doubts about the genuineness of Ebubeagu, he said after the southwest started Amotekun, the southeast started a security summit and it collapsed. He said the southeast governors only rushed to Imo to start Ebubeagu after the attacks in Imo and Ebonyi without giving any prior notices about their intentions more than five months after the security summit they had collapsed