We have no Land For Ranching - Umahi

Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, blows hot, adding his people have no land to give out for cattle ranching. 

Umahi stated this on Monday evening in an interview on Channels Television’s ‘Politics Today’.  

Umahi said each state in the South-East already has laws banning open grazing and as such, it is way off as he is a servant to his people. 

"This is not about the governors, it is about the people, so, whatever position the people take in this regard, that is what will happen. 

"There is no land in this regard that is not owned by individuals, corporate bodies. 

"So, this is beyond governors and that is the truth. People calling governors are making a very grievous mistake. 

"Even if I say as a governor in South-East, I want people from this village, I want you to donate this land, the question is: will they allow it? 

"I have heard about three communal crisis in my state, and it is all about land. There is a place that I am building a medical university and the people of that village, for a project that is almost completed, went and brought it down. 

"They prefer to have their farms than a medical college. So, the land is a different ball game altogether."

When asked whether he would provide land for ranching as a governor.

Umahi noted that his people have "said they have no land for ranching. They put me where I am. 

"If I have one acre of land and I am talking about giving land for ranching, I should be talking about that particular land. I can’t be talking about somebody’s land. 

"Yes, constitutionally, I have control over the land but you have to kill all the people to get the land."

 

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