Governor of Ebonyi state, David Umahi, has said Operation Python Dance III is a blessing to the state. Umahi said the exercise is highly misunderstood by people but has been free of negative incidences.
The governor believed the exercise would continue to confront the enemies of the state Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi has said that the Nigerian Army’s Operation Python Dance III exercise in the state has become a blessing for the residents.
Umahi stated this on Tuesday, January 15, while distributing 70 Hilux-operational vehicles to various security agencies in the state, NAN reports.
He said that the exercise which was heavily misconstrued by some people, has recorded no incidences of infractions, quarrel or torture, among others. He said: ”I believe that with the pedigree of the General Officer Commanding the 82 Division of the Nigerian Army, his commandant and officers, we would continue to shame our enemies. ”We are brothers and sisters across the Niger and no level of enmity wished by the enemies will help the country. ”Let us embrace love to engender oneness as this is the only way Nigeria would continue to remain as a nation.”
The governor berated groups in the south east zone which declared that they would participate in the general elections to vote against him. ”I ask of the need to conduct governorship elections in the state considering what God has done but I will not fold my hands and watch uninformed Ebonyi people continue being killed. ”When the military was confronted at Umuahia, 90 per cent of those that died were Ebonyians and one person was busy talking about his dog that died. ”Ebonyi people would never experience a second colonisation and no other group exists in the state but our people who are determined to re-write their history.
”We would continue to collaborate with the federal government and security agencies to rid our state of criminals to sustain its rating as the safest state in the zone.” He said that the vehicles were distributed to appreciate and complement the efforts of security agencies in the state and particularly praised the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).