BIM also alleged that some of the governors were good at building and establishing industries and constructing roads on television screen, whereas those roads they claimed to have spent billions of naira to construct remained deplorable, few weeks after their inauguration.
In a statement made available to our correspondent in Umuahia, the Abia State capital, by the Biafra Zonal Information Director, Anselm Ogbonna, the group insisted that as a result of the failures recorded by many politicians in the South-East, they should vacate their offices as they have disappointed the electorate.
He said, “l really mean my word, they should vacate their political offices now because they have lost focus. They have fed the citizens with the dividend of lies instead of dividend of democracy. Workers’ salaries are being paid over the radios and on the pages of newspapers; not in the offices.
“Pensioners who worked with their blood to uphold the integrity of Nigeria are neglected; the politicians abandoned their pension payment. This has resulted in their death on a daily basis. Youth empowerments to these leaders of tomorrow are tricycles and motorcycles on hire purchase. Behind them, they will give out contracts to their loyalists to hunt the Okada riders and Keke NAPEP operators who would pay a huge amount of money. This makes it difficult for them to be free from the Okada and Keke NAPEP hire purchases they have collected. In other words, they are slaves to this contract. They are slaves in order to find their daily bread,” Ogbonna said.
He lamented the rate at which the Fulani herdsmen were raping Igbo women at gunpoint, saying that South-East politicians were doing nothing about it.
“Majority of these politicians have tactically supported the grazing bill because they have cattle which these Fulani are raring for them. The worst of it all is that these Fulani are raping women of those communities at gunpoint. I want to tell them that if such continues in any of the communities in Igbo land, we must hold these politicians responsible,” he said.