The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Anambra State, Charles Soludo, has stated that the recent security challenges facing the South-east is politically motivated
Soludo made the declaration during the debate held on Monday at the Governorship Debate organized by Arise News. He said, “Part of the recent upsurge in insecurity in Anambra is politically motivated. There are some persons who think that they will gain political advantage by creating a sense of fear and insecurity so that you would have voters’ suppression,” Mr Soludo said on Monday at a political debate in Awka.”
He further noted that Anambra has been the safest state in Nigeria, a safe haven for booming businesses, until “the last few months”. “And by the way, you know that all these security agencies happen to be within the purview of the federal government, but we’ve got a security architecture in which the federal forces have been working in tandem, in collaboration with the local vigilante.”
However, he noted that “The agitation cannot be shut down with a gun. We need to have a dialogue, bring everyone to the table and discuss specific issues that are their agitations.” He assured that the governor of the state, Willie Obiano, was doing his best to tackle the security challenges in the state.
Meanwhile, he stressed that he would work out some “harmonious agreement with the non-state actors” as one of the ways of tackling insecurity in the state if elected governor in the November 6 election.