The last previous Senator, who represents the Senate District of Imo West and the candidate for governor of the ruling of The All Progressives Congress, APC, in the last election, Hope Uzodinma warned political leaders against divisive statements.
Speaking at a stakeholder meeting at his country house in Omuma on Monday in the state of Imo, he urged Igbo who lives in the north and Fulani pastors who live in the south to take care of their business, saying no They should panic over the inflammatory statements of some elements in the country.
Senator Uzodinma was reacting to the recent statement by a coalition of some groups in the north asking Fulani pastors in the south to return home.
He urged people to keep the faith with the assurances that President Muhammadu Buhari gave him that the security of the lives and property of all Nigerians was guaranteed throughout the country and that those who violated peace would be taken to the book.
Recall that a group of young people from the North backed by some elders last week, called on Fulani pastors in the South to return to the North citing alleged provocative statements by some leaders of the South as evidence that they were not safe in the South.
But Uzodinma, who frowned at the comments, urged politicians to stop warming politics by politicizing security issues, adding that “we must all believe in the ability of our President, who is a General tested in the Army, to find a solution to the challenges. ” ”
According to him, “I have full confidence that the federal government has the will and strength to secure the lives and property of all Nigerians throughout the earth.”
In addition, he urged N’Digbo not to panic and go to normal business in the corner of the nation, “because I know that our security is guaranteed.”
“There is no nation today that does not face security challenges, even in Europe and America, but the question is whether today’s government is addressing it. In the case of Nigeria, yes, President Buhari is addressing it .
“Our soldiers are better equipped today than before Mr. President entered. And today there is no local government under the control of Boko Haram in Nigeria, unlike the PDP.”
“That is why we must commend the efforts of Mr. President and our Armed Forces that have brought down the insurgents. All we have to do now as politicians is to give up the inflammatory comments and support the laudable efforts that this government is making to find a lasting solution to the situation, “he said.