Apex Igbo socio-cultural organization, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has lauded Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State for signing the anti-open grazing bill into law.
The President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide, OYC, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, in a statement praised Gov. Ugwuanyi for being a beacon of hope to the other governors in the South East to follow suit.
Okwu said, “we have always said that governance is not about making noise but has a lot to do with action. Governor Ugwuanyi is a man that talks less in the media but does so much for the people.
“While governors are playing politics with the issue of open grazing, he has again demonstrated that he is a man of the people. He has written his name in gold and posterity will reward him for this.
“When it mattered most, he shoved politics aside and rose in defense of the lives and properties of Enugu people. He is now a mirror, a shining light in Igboland.
“We the millions of Igbo youths salute his rare courage and we assure him of our continuous support. He should remain unshakeable in his move towards the protection of our people. He has shown himself to be a man we can trust with power at any level.”
“This is unacceptable, and we have said before that should anything happen to any Igbo community, those governors would be held accountable. They cannot sacrifice the lives of our people on the altar of politics,”
“We heartily welcome them to Enugu, a very peaceful State and urge them to ensure that resolutions they make during these meetings are implemented by all the member-states,”