PERSISTENT KILLINGS IN ANAMBRA
PERSISTENT KILLINGS IN ANAMBRA: Ifeanyi Ubah urges all to embrace peace, condemns incitement of youths by some Igbos in the Diaspora
Anambra South Senator and Candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) for the state’s forthcoming governorship election, Senator Dr. Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah has frowned at rampant killings by gunmen reported almost on daily basis from various parts of Anambra State and South East in general. Speaking in a recent interview with the Igbo News Channel of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), Senator Ubah lamented that many innocent souls have been lost within a short period. He also condoled with the families of those whose loved ones were killed by the gunmen.
On the identity of the gunmen, the YPP Candidate said they cannot be Anambrarians because ndị Anambra are known for peace and that the state is always known for peaceful elections. He also called on the gunmen to change their ways and stop terrifying the state.
Senator Ubah further condemned the incitement of youths by some Igbos in the Diaspora and asked all to embrace peace and respect constituted authorities because no process can be achieved in a democratic state without an election. He also warned that the killings will only end up imposing unpopular Candidate on ndị Anambra because if not checked, majority of eligible voters will be afraid to come out and vote, and such will lead to an emergence of an anti-people government.
Speaking further on the rampant killings which have instilled fear on the state’s residents and ndị Igbo at large, Senator Ubah blamed the Anambra State and other governors of the South East for not sitting up to take charge of the people’s welfare. He also condemned the negligence exhibited by the South East governors during a meeting recently convened by Southern Governors in Enugu to proffer solutions to insecurity ravaging the Southern region of Nigeria and urged ndị Igbo to rise and defend their homeland. According to him, the failure of the governors to attend such meeting convened in their territory speaks volume about their insensitivity to the present security and other challenges facing their states and Ala Igbo at large.