Chief Sir Victor Umeh, KSS, OFR (4th from left) with some dignitaries at the dedication of St Simon's Catholic Church, Ukpo, Dunukofia L.G.A, Anambra State. Chief Umeh is flanked on his right by Chief Gabriel Nwokolo and 2nd from right is the secretary of Dedication Planning Committee, Sir Donatus Omeleke, KSM, April 30, 2017.
As denial of justice for some Nigerians has continued to be the order of the day in the country, the former National Chairman of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Sir Victor Umeh, KSS, OFR has described equity and fairness as the only things that would bind Nigerians together.
Sir Victor Umeh, who was reacting to questions from journalists over the recent bail of IPOB leader, Nnamdi Kanu from prison, at Ukpo, Dunukofia, Anambra State recently, said he is happy that the IPOB leader was able to meet his bail conditions and was granted bail.
He however condemned other conditions which included the confinement of Nnamdi Kanu to where he would not associate with people, saying that is to say the least, violation of Nnamdi Kanu's constitutional human rights- rights to freedom of expression, freedom of speech and freedom of association.
Chief Victor Umeh said that the Igbos are today, part of Nigeria, and his desire is that every Nigerian be part of Nigeria with guaranteed equal right to all the rights enshrined in the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Umeh, who regretted that the process of governance in Nigeria has denied many Nigerians of their rights said, 'Let justice reign for all. Let every Nigerian have equal sense of belonging, equal access to equity and justice, and not justice for a selected few while many Nigerians are denied of their justice. Everything in Nigeria should be available to all Nigerians. The only thing that can bring Nigerians together is principle of equity and fairness. Once there is balance in what we do, everyone will have faith in the government'.
On the recent statement by the Nigerian Minister of Information that Nigeria will come out of recession soon, the former APGA national boss, who prayed the country comes out of recession soon noted that what Nigerians need is improved quality of lives.
He advocated for concrete plans that would guarantee prosperous economy, and not just mere talk that the country will come out of recession soon. Umeh called on the government to tackle the value of naira vis-à-vis other currencies so that Nigerian economy would become competitive like others of the world and enable the Nigerian citizens have access to quality amenities and quality of life and by so doing make the dream of coming out of recession a reality.