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Ozigbo, NBA lament insecurity in Anambra

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. Appeal to Governor Soludo for solution

By Valentine Amanze

Labour Party (LP) chieftain and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) former governorship candidate in Anambra State, Mr. Valentine Ozigbo, has joined lawyers in Anambra State to appeal to Governor Chukwuma Soludo to find a lasting solution to the rising insecurity in the state.

Ozigbo, who made the appeal via his X handle, @valentineozigbo, lamented that the state government was not making enough effort to secure the people.

Ozigbo also urged the state government to listen to constructive criticism and provide solution instead of resorting to mudslinging through its errand team.

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“I align with the members of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Anambra State branch in making this call.

“As Edmund Burke put it ‘the only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.’

“Anambra citizens must rise to the occasion and speak out so we can sit down to find solution. The solution to this isn’t rocket science.

“We have dealt with this better in the past and there are governors dealing with this better at present. Let us humble ourselves to both learn and collaborate. I won’t discuss full solutions here. But I can only assure that a better and more secure Anambra is clearly possible.”

Recall that the NBA in Anambra State recently bemoaned the total breakdown of security; resulting in the loss of colleagues in the state.

The lawyers also called on Governor Soludo to step up and arrest the situation.

The lawyers who had already declared a six-day boycott of court proceedings, lamented what they described as a total collapse of security across all areas of Anambra State, decrying the needless killing and kidnapping of law-abiding citizens.

They specifically noted the kidnap of a Catholic priest, Fr Basil Gbuzuo (who was later released), and the killing of Peter Awa (Esq.) in Okija; as well as the killing of over 60 people in Ihiala within the last five months.

The lawyers regretted that the criminal activities were no longer restricted to any particular time of the day, calling on Governor Soludo to provide solutions to the lingering insecurity which has crippled economic, social and cultural activities in the state.

This video is an echo of the messages by the lawyers.

valoa2000@yahoo.com

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