Drop your guns, negotiate with the Nigerian government - Deputy Speaker speaks to unknown gunman in the South East

Drop your guns, negotiate with the Nigerian government – Deputy Speaker speaks to unknown gunman in the South East

Deputy Speaker of the House Benjamin Cull advised active shooters in the Southeast to come out of the bush, put down their guns and negotiate for better jobs and a healthy future from the federal government.

This was the case even when he launched the Food for Peace program to address hunger in the Southeast.

Addressing journalists in Bende during the All Progressives Congress, APC, Stakeholders Conference and Voter Empowerment Programme, Kalu said President Bola Tinubu has been fair to the South East in appointments and other development programmes. said that it was.

He lamented that the impact of work-from-home in some parts of the SEZ has destroyed the economy of the South-East region, which has caused many investors from the South-East to flee the region.

The Vice-Chairman said the actions of the unidentified armed groups were an affront to the Federal Government, arguing that resorting to violence would damage the economy and general development of the South-East.

Mr. Kalu, however, urged all the agitators in the South East who are still operating in the bush to lay down their guns and use the Project for Peace in the South East (PISE-P) as an instrument to seek peace from the federal government. He advised them to accept the call.

He said Tinubu has given important positions to Igbos, including Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Minister of Labor and Chief of Naval Staff, and that he deserves full support of Igbos in their current and future political interests. Then he pointed out.

Mr Kalu has revealed his interest in the release of IPOB leader Mazi Nnamdi Kanu from custody, even as home-based enforcers and other perpetrators of violent crimes in the South-East withdraw their crackdown. If so, the process for Kanu's release could be speeded up, he said. Carry a gun and embrace peace.

“Staying at home would be the greatest folly. We cannot match or exceed the firepower of the federal government. The best approach is to reduce the level of violence in the Southeast.

“Tinubu did not contribute to the imprisonment of Nnamdi Kanu. Why are we punishing him for something he did not do? Calm down and return the guns to the security agencies. PISE-P It's designed to create jobs for the people,” he advised the unidentified gunmen.

He recalled how the Tinubu/Shettima electoral office he established in Abia State ahead of the 2023 general elections was destroyed by over 200 gunshots fired by armed men.

However, the Vice-Chairman expressed delight that PISE-P had borne fruit with the relative peace recorded across the South-East during the Christmas period.

He also spoke about the need for social cohesion between Ndigbo and other tribes for the development of the South East.

During the stakeholder meeting, about 25 members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the constituency defected to the APC.

Source: dailypost.ng

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