From the letter also copied to the president Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Ambassador George Obiozor and sighted by The Nation, Umahi said since the creation of this safety outfit, the southeast governors had stifled it of funds and without providing it with an office space.
Part of the letter reads: “Since this Security Committee was formed, we deliberated and agreed on ways to elevate security awareness down to the community level in Igbo land, manner of logistics, operations and a few kinds of equipment needed, such as drones, automobiles etc.. We also crafted the Notion of SE Safety.
“I also chaired a 21-man Committee set up to draft a legal frame for the SE Security costume. The committee was composed of all members of SE Security committee, the Attorney generals of those five Southeast states and a few prominent Igbo sons and brothers. The 21-man Legal Framework Committee was financed to completion by the Governor of Ebonyi State.
“On 11th April, 2021, SE Governors declared the formation of EBUBEAGU at Owerri. Subsequently, the draft legal frame produced by the 21-man Committee was reviewed by SE Security Committee members along with the Attorney Generals of the five Se States to match South East Ebubeagu Security outfit.
“The SE Security Committee thoroughly prepared and filed the modalities, for example, construction, for its take-off of EBUBEAGU to the Governors’ Forum through the security of South East Governors’ Forum, attended by the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide and a few other Igbo leaders introduced a petition that Ebubeagu must be jointly rolled out as a matter of urgency and funded by the Authorities of the five SE States. From beginning to date, SE Security Committee was not financed in any way in any capacity and not an office space was provided.
“I respectfully ask that Your Excellencies kindly permit me to reexamine my appointment as the chairman, SE Security Committee in the soul of my love to function Ndigbo, I will guarantee you I shall always be available to advice on the success of Ebubeagu free of cost, just as I served as the Chairman of South East Security Committee from 31 August 2019 till date at no cost directly or indirectly to the five South East State Government, groups and person. I strongly appreciate Your Excellencies for the opportunity you gave me serve Ndigbo.”
Umahi who confirmed his resignation to journalists on phone said, “Please be assured of my loyalty, respect and take my highest regards of your esteemed considerations.