A member of the House of Representatives named Ikenga Ugochinyere claims that Hope Uzodinma, the governor of Imo State, is escalating the conflict in the region’s SouthEast as a result of unidentified gunmen executing the mandatory Sit-At-Home order.
The lawmaker for Ideato Federal Constituency in Imo State alleged in an interview with Rise News on Monday that while certain SouthEast governors were pushing for the repeal of the Sit-At-Home order, he suspected that some other governors were in favor of the mayhem.
“Some of the governors in the southeast are enjoying the crisis,” Ugochinyere remarked. Some governors enjoy the confusion since it’s possible they stand to gain from the general public’s sense of unease and insecurity. And some of them, and I’ll say this firmly without sugarcoating it, recruited vigilante organizations from neighboring states into their state security structures. As a result, you can see that the same security vigilantes they hired turned out to be unidentified gunmen who are now contributing to the issue.
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“Of course, the vigilante group that the governor of Imo State is leading is a political organization that targets his political rivals. People are being killed everywhere; houses are being set on fire… I am claiming that he is exacerbating the crisis, and I am backed by evidence.
The Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo will convene a conference at which they intend to present answers to the security and economic problems in the SouthEast, Ugochinyere continued. “Lawmakers in the SouthEast are working together,” he continued, “, especially at the House of Representatives, where we have started meeting on how to form a common position in tackling all these challenges.” Then he added that the gathering would examine how to sustain a sense of peace and advancement in the SouthEast by promoting inclusivity, security, and economic growth.
The representative stated, “I think that meeting the president is very vital. We need to meet with the Federal Government to demand the release of Nnamdi Kanu. I concur that it is crucial, as should all of our leaders in government, business, industry, and many sociocultural interest groups.
Then he added that it would be a follow-up to Mbazulike Amaechi’s advocacy for Nnamdi Kanu’s release during his visit to former President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. ” This visit is critical for other matters as well, since they must be resolved before you can really discuss letting him go home. Since there will also be other dialogues, it won’t only be about letting him go home.
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When asked how to resolve the problems in the SouthEast, Ugochinyere responded, “The problems that led to the agitation were the problems of marginalization, the problems of unfair treatment, the problems of a lack of integration, and the problems of complete acceptance. And all of the problems that contributed to the insecurity were related to equity, justice, and fairness.
Therefore, in order to address the issue, we must now ask, “Okay, how do we build bridges of unity?” How do we create a Nigeria where each and every portion feels like it belongs? Inclusivity is crucial because a sense of exclusion is what is causing the unrest. The notion that isolation is the only path to a solution is fed by feeling excluded.