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Youths of Eha-Alumona community in Nsukka Local Council of Enugu State have banned all political campaigns, rallies, and meetings in the area until the state government fixes their dilapidated roads.
They also announced ₦50,000 fine on any member of the community found to be participating in politics, while it asked the state government to declare 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) stated that the action became necessary following the total collapse of a section of Eha-ulo/Eha-Ndiagu/Mbu/Agu-Umabor/Umabor Ring-road,
According to the youths, the collapse of the road has made life unbearable for the people. They stated that they had made several representations to the state government for the repair of the road, to no avail, stressing that they took the decision as the last resort.
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‘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 the 2023 general election.
‘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,’ the youths stated.
The Guardian gathered that they youths resolved to enforce the above decisions within the ambit of the law. They added: ‘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. It shall take further actions, if necessary, in reviewing this non-functional social contract.’