Insecurity in Southeast: Peter Obi Calls for Urgent Meeting of Stakeholders

Former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has called for an urgent meeting of all stakeholders in the South East geopolitical zone to discuss the ‘disheartening’ spate of insecurity in the zone.

Obi, according to a press release by his media aide, Val Obienyem, on Monday said major stakeholders in the zone can no longer sit back and watch the Carnage and killings go on without intervening.

He reiterated his earlier position that there is need for urgent stakeholders meeting in the South-East, to discuss salient issues pertaining to the recent wave of violence in the region, which he described as disheartening.

Obi, while reacting to the attack on schools, had lamented the death of Dr Chike Akunyili, and called on different political, religious, traditional leaders and other stakeholders of South-East to come together and tackle the monster of insecurity currently contending with the peace of the region and unity of the Igbos.

Obi, who was the Vice-Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, during the 2019 general election, maintained his stance that the security situation in the South-East needed urgent intervention before it gets worse. He explained that it would take collective effort from all Stakeholders to stem the rising tide of violence in the region.

“We can no longer sit and wish away the unacceptable killings and violence raging through our region. We, Igbos, are not known for violence and disrespect for human lives and must not allow the urge for bloodbath to creep in among us. The sit-at-home order that has persisted in the South East heavily bears down on the regional economy.

“The urgent need for stakeholders meeting is therefore inevitable. This is the time for every leader in the region to unite and, in unity, address the challenges of insecurity facing us, before we are all consumed”, Obi said.

He reminded South Easterners that crime fighting takes collective efforts and urged them to remain committed to the peace and development of the region. He encouraged them to eschew all forms of crimes and pursue productive ventures that will better their lives and bring development to society.

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