Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, said political battles in the state were due to people’s “over dependence on politics” as means of livelihood.
Umahi made the remark on Wednesday in Abakaliki during a send-off ceremony in honour of the Nigerian Ambassador to Zambia, Nwanne Ominyi.
The governor stated that most politicians in the state had no other job than politics, NAN reports.
Umahi said he realised the “background was not right” from the time Ebonyi leaders sojourned from Anambra, Imo, Abia, Enugu before the state was created in 1996.
“This has made the battle of politics in the state fierce but we are doing everything within our powers to change the narrative.
“We can no longer depend on the government and allocation from the Federation Account for survival,” he said.
The governor congratulated Ominyi on his appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari.