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The Government of Anambra State has recently taken steps to promote peace and prosperity in the state and the South East region.
In this process, Professor Chukwuma Soludo, the Governor of Anambra State, convened a one-day dialogue on peace building and security. Growing concerns over the spate of insecurity in Igbo land necessitated the discussion. The meeting had in dignitaries from the state.
At the Women’s Development Center of Professor Dora Akunyili, Awka, security chiefs, religious leaders, and community leaders made a concerted call for the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, acknowledged the losses, and vowed to move forward.
Igwe Nnaemeka Achebe, chairman of Anambra state and South East Traditional Rulers’ Council revealed that the IPOB has long canceled the sit at home which has unfortunately proven counter-productive in the debate on insecurity in the Igbo homelands. He hinted that the dialogue has been going on for some time.
Anambra Governor Soludo has applauded the joint statement. He underscored that Anambra, South East and Nigeria all suffer from a regrettable state of insecurity by claiming that Anambra has a different spirit from bloodshed and wanton violence, and has called for an end to all violent agitations while the dialogue continues.
For peace and security in the lands, the Governor noted that it is time for the good, the bad, and the ugly to be engaged differently and seriously without discrimination.
The governor said that the Monday sit at home is not a legitimate means to protest and anybody who enforces it will henceforth be regarded as a criminal. The governor also urged the Governors of the South East and every Nigerian to demand expeditious justice for Nnamdi Kanu, saying that justice delayed is justice denied.
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