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The governor of Anambra State Prof. Chukwuma Soludo and his counterpart from Delta State, and the Vice presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Ifeanyi Okowa have lamented that the South East is killing its own economy with home-grown insecurity, especially with the adherence to sit-at-home ordered and enforced by non-state actors.
The governors made the observation while speaking on Sunday at the 60th birthday anniversary and thanksgiving service of Archbishop of Awka Diocese of Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, Most Reverend Alexander Ibezim, held at Cathedral Church of Saint Faith, Awka, challenging the people of South East to unite towards reviving the region’s economy being battered by insecurity.
Okowa congratulated Governor Soludo for his efforts at tackling insecurity since assuming office and urged the people to support him to end the challenge which had impacted negatively on the economy of the state and region.
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‘I am glad that the people are supporting the governor because I can see a lot of changes and I believe it is well with our people because I know that the more, we have sanity, the more the economy of the people of the South East will grow.
‘We cannot afford to destroy our economy with our own hands, and may God not allow us destroy our own selves with our hands,’ he stated.
‘And, we must allow God to lead us this time because mistakes have been made in the past but we do not want to make mistakes again,’ he added.
He went on to call for deep soul-searching by all the actors, and urged them to unite and resolve the impasse.