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Wike Must Restore Amaechi’s Security System To Achieve Peace In Rivers – Eze



A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, Eze Chukwuemeka Eze has urged Nyesom Wike to set aside ego and embrace the security apparatus set up by his predecessor, Rotimi Amaechi towards effectively checking the security challenges in the state.

Responding to the governor’s gesture towards the political opposition in the state, Eze in a statement made available to also urged him to drop his act of prevarication and stay true to his recent call for peace in the political arena.

Noting the deterioration of security in the state as compared to the Amaechi era, Eze observed that

most of the intricate security architecture that the previous administration put in place for the peace and security of the state had been shut down by the Wike government.

“Any sound and concern lover of Rivers state must be worried by the tales of woe and the level of insecurity facing the state at the moment.

“Everyday it is either a bus conveying passengers is kidnapped or people are being killed and beheaded or that foreigners and investors are rushing out of the State in droves or the state is rated as the number one state in Nigeria that harbours the highest number of unemployed youths”, he lamented.

He advised that to achieve lasting peace in the state, the governor, as a matter of urgency, must convoke a Peace/Security/reconciliation Summit, involving key Christian leaders, traditional rulers, key political leaders, youths and women leaders, security experts and elders from all over the state.

Eze prescribes solutions to Rivers violence

The summit, he said, will be expected to point out why the state is in its present sad situation and proffer suggestions on the ways out of it, adding that the era of paying lip service to issues of the greatness and future of the state should be ended.

In a rare gesture of commendation from the Amaechi camp to the Wike administration, Eze commended the governor for lifting embargo on employment in the state’s civil service, saying “this is one factor that has enhanced insecurity in the state and to save the state from this timebomb.”

“Wike must revive all the industries that Amaechi set up during his tenure as the governor of Rivers state. These include the Songhai Farm, the Buguma Fish Farm and others that enabled Amaechi to employ over 500,000 youths of Rivers state”.

“Secondly, the Governor should sincerely allow peace to prevail in the state and avoid any action that will endanger the current peace movement.

“Thirdly, the governor must invite and reason with most of the key kingpins of militancy and dreaded cultists he has empowered and plead with them to assist the state in her quest for peace. 

“Fourthly, the governor must reopen the office of the NDDC as a matter of urgency to avoid giving room to further speculations, which may endanger peace in the region.

“Fifthly, dismantle the Abe led propaganda machine against the Honourable Minister of Transportation immediately.

“Sixthly, the governor should once again read through his state broadcast, particularly the part where he said ‘although the present politics of acrimony and bitterness may have strayed from the noble path of the past, I still believe that we shall be better off standing and working together for our state and our people. I hereby direct the Honourable Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice to review all pending criminal proceedings filed against any person by the state and directly related to political activities prior to the 2019 general elections and make appropriate recommendations to me for necessary action to promote reconciliation among us’ and advise himself if the setting up of the Justice Monna Danagogo Judicial Commission on Election Violence while exonerating all PDP chieftains to try Tonye Cole, Llyod Chidi and some other APC leaders in areas he failed to win elections in the March/April polls tally with his state broadcast seeking for peace.”

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