Director-General of Voice of Nigeria (VON), Osita Okechukwu has berated the outrages trailing President Muhammadu Buhari statement on the growing insecurity in the southeast region.
AllBaze Media Team and we Verified This News from DAILYPOST.COM and According to DAILY POST recall that President Muhammadu Buhari had vowed to clamp down on those destroying government facilities in the Southeast.
Buhari spoke after meeting with the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Mahmood Yakubu; and other electoral commissioners in Abuja, over the series of attacks on the facilities of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) especially in the South-Eastern part of the country.
The President had alleged that the unknown gunmen who attacked security operatives in the southeast region were sponsored by those who want his administration destroyed.
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However, the Nigerian leader has received heavy knocks from many Nigerians with those who believed the latter’s utterance was a threat of war against the people of the southeast.
But reacting, the VON DG, Osita Okechukwu while speaking with AllBaze Media Team and we Verified This News from DAILYPOST.COM and According to DAILY POST during an interview on Thursday, maintained that President Buhari’s statement was a call for caution on the worsening attacks on federal assets by gunmen terrorizing in states of southeastern Nigeria.
The APC chieftain urged those heating up the polity with the issue to desist henceforth as it would not be in the overall interests of the people to
The APC chieftain said, “What the President is trying to do is to let everybody know that we need to remain in this country and that the country will prosper. And if it prospers, every ethnic group and every region would be a beneficiary. No president will be happy that police stations, INEC offices are being burnt. So, I think, my understanding is that Mr President is living up to the oath of the constitution he will always be with Nigerians. This is our only country.
“We have no other country. Yes, there are challenges, but this is not the end of the road. And I’m pleading as a person for all those who are trying to smoke fire, let them know that this is our own country. if we put our country on fire, where do we go? This is our country. There are crises in villages but that has to come to an end. Nigeria is a great country with all human and natural resources. Nigeria will not fail, and this is not the end of the road”.
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Okechukwu said, “I’m urging the security agencies to do a better job, expose those who are burning INEC offices, who are burning police stations, because, immediately they are exposed and persecuted, we will now know who is who. So, Mr President is like a father. He is not happy there are crises here and there. Today it’s in Niger State. Tomorrow is in Borno and the next day is Imo State. If you are a president you wouldn’t be happy about that. He is trying to call for caution that we are not going anywhere with this crisis. He is trying to bring to bear that look, gentlemen, crisis cannot lead us anywhere.
“We are appealing to security agencies to do a thorough job. And our own brother, Nnamdi Kanu and co, their statements are not helpful. He cannot be wherever he is and be broadcasting nonsense. We know, we(Igbos) are marginalized, but is not the end of the road. Yes, there is a day we were not marginalized”.
“There was a time we had Secretary to the Government of the federation, Chief of Army Staff, Senate President, Deputy Speaker, Minister of power, did the world collapse then. Even as of that time, Second Niger Bridge was not being built. Enugu/Onitsha road was abandoned, the Enugu-Port Harcourt road was abandoned. That was not the end of the road, “the VON Director-General concluded.
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