Stop attacks on police, INEC facilities – Nnamani
FORMER Enugu State Governor, Chimaroke Nnamani, has called for the cessation of arson, invasion of police and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) facilities in the South East.
Irked by the development, Nnamani, in a statement, said the trend was dangerous, anti-development and against the known culture, tradition and hospitality of Igbo people.
“This trend is capable of alienating us from the rest of Nigeria. What we require is a society or nation of equal opportunities where no one is segregated upon or discriminated against on account of his ethnic or religious leaning,” he stated.
“Justice and equity are what we should agitate for, not violence. We can only achieve these in an atmosphere of peace and harmony.
“Burning police or INEC facilities cannot be a solution. The world is already a global village. We need each other. Those behind these acts must sheathe their swords and embrace dialogue.”
The former governor pointed out that the 17 southern governors during their last meeting in Asaba, Delta State, recommended a national dialogue to discuss the way out of the myriad of problems confronting the corporate existence of Nigeria, noting that it is the right way to go.
He reminded aggrieved Nigerians that there are many channels, including the courts or the National Assembly to address any injustice or misgivings instead of resorting to violence.
“Violence will only lead to anarchy. It is certainly not one of the ways to resolve issues.
“I urge our citizens to listen to the voice of wisdom. We must not wittingly or unwittingly engage in anything that would put us in a disadvantaged position in our quest for economic and political equation in the country.
“We have had the misfortune of the 30 months old fratricidal civil war. It is not an experience we wish even our enemies. Let us apply caution in the struggle to achieve what we deserve in this community called Nigeria,” Nnamani said.
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