The youths of Eha-Alumona Autonomous Community in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State said that they have placed an indefinite ban on all political campaigns, rallies and meetings in the area until the Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi-led State Government decided to repair their dilapidated roads.
In the same vein, the youths operating under the canopy of Eha-Alumona Youths Association (EYA) announced a N50,000 fine on any native of the community found to be participating in politics, while they advised the state government to declare a state of emergency on the Eha-ulo/Eha-Etiti/Eha-Ndiagu/Mbu Road.
In a communiqué issued at the end of their meeting at the weekend in Enugu, Eha-Alumona Youths Association (EYA) explained that the action became necessary due to the total collapse of a section of Eha-ulo/Eha-Ndiagu/Mbu/Agu-Umabor/Umabor Ring-road.
The collapse of the road, the youths said, has made life unbearable for the people, stressing that they had made several representations to the state government for the repair of the road, to no avail. They added that they took the decision as the last resort.
They said: “Eha-Alumona youths shall speak with one voice come 2023 and, at the appropriate time, the association will take a position on whom to vote for come 2023 general elections.
“Police harassment and brutality in our town shall henceforth be seen as declaration of war on our town and shall be resisted with the last drop of our blood. Individuals and groups dubiously hiding under the umbrella of Eha-Alumona town to gain favour from the state government at the expense of our collective welfare should henceforth cease from such act.”
NewsBits learnt that they youths resolved to enforce the above decisions within the ambit of the law, emphasising that: “In view of obvious total neglect and abandonment of our town by successive governments, the association has resolved to ply this hard but necessary route.
“It should be noted that our town has never benefited from the state or Federal Government despite discharging our civic responsibilities creditably and being supportive of successive governments in Enugu State. It shall take further actions, if necessary, in reviewing this non-functional social contract.”