Insecurity In Imo. Youth Leaders call for calm in Niger Delta
…Says Government must engage the masses for peace and even development
The National Secretary of the Coalition of Niger Delta Youth Leaders Amb. Chibuzor Edwin Okolie has called for calm over the recent attack on the country home of the Governor of Imo State, His Excellency,Senator Hope Odidika Uzodinma, saying, what is happening now calls for sober reflection.
He made this call in a telephone chat with our Correspondent, Tuesday in Owerri,as he advised the entire Niger Delta Governors to convene without further delay, all stakeholders security and economic summit in the nine States of the region.
“It has become pertinent that the Governors of the Niger Delta geopolitical zone of the country convene a stakeholders meeting immediately without further wasting of time that is causing perpetual lose of lives and properties.
“At the meeting, the economic downturn and the security challenges being encountered in our Zone and various states should be paramount at the summit.
“I wish to call on my fellow youths to always channel their grievances to the appropriate quarters for possible solutions and attention.
“Resorting to violence and destruction of our common patrimony/ homes of those in leadership positions are not the right things to do, rather , the politicians may see it as another avenue towards enriching themselves with our common wealth.
Amb.Okolie, who contested for the Imo State House of Assembly seat to represent the Oru -East State Constituency in Imo State in 2019 under the umbrella of the PDP.
CEO imbibed the electorate to always chose politicians that would give them effective representation at all levels of political offices, adding that “another election is approaching and it is yet another ample opportunity to correct all the ills we are going through in the Imo state and the Niger Delta region and Nigeria at large.
Furthermore, he appealed for calm among those who are not happy with the system in one way or another, pointing out that “every challenge facing the people can still be solved with dialogue among the people instead of taking to violence or resorting to self help which will affect everyone negatively in all angles”.
“This is the right time the Government at all levels must engage the masses who elected them in the first place, while in turn the electorate calls them for accountability periodically. This should be done beyond party affiliations, if we must get things working right again. Everyone is important during this trying period and the Government must do the needful”, they Youth Leaders also implor the security agencies to do their jobs accordingly and stop accusing some people or groups for the incessant attacks without making thorough investigations as according to them, “it would aggravate the situation at hand,he reminded the youths that we have our common enemies,the herders , whose stock in trade is to maim our relations and destroy our farmlands claiming or natural inheritance as their birth right.
While we sue for peace in the Niger Delta and the South-East we urge our leaders to solicit a better space in the contest that suits the future aspiration of our people. We call on President Muhammadu Buhari to be sure in engaging the people for a robost National dialogue as an option against military action over the citizenry….
While we calm the east we solicit a better placement in the Nigerian contest as a nation moving forward…
CEO (Chibuzor Edwin Okolie)