The youth wing of the apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has encouraged Anambra State Governor Charles Soludo to display caution in his handling of the state’s security crisis.
WITHIN NIGERIA reports that Anambra is witnessing rising security challenges shortly after Governor Soludo assumed office.
He had declared an end to the Monday sit-in and promised amnesty to the unknown gunmen operating in the state.
However, the situation has since worsened, with multiple government structures set ablaze and numerous security personnel slain.
Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, President-General of Ohanaeze Youth Council, OYC, stated in a statement made available to media on Friday that Soludo’s unguarded statements were exacerbating the issue.
Okwu said, “the OYC has keenly followed the recent developments in Anambra State since Prof. Charles Soludo took over as Governor. No day passes by without one unfortunate incident or the other being recorded in the State.
“We also observed that the worsening situation is traceable to the Governor’s outbursts shortly after he was sworn-in as Governor.
“One should have expected the Governor to first study the situation and begin to engage diplomatic moves than his quick orders on sit-at-home and amnesty for the agitators.”
He called on Governor Soludo to restrain his steps to prevent more avoidable damage from befalling the State.
“At this moment, we expect Prof. Soludo to talk less and do more of engagement. Letting his mouth open at every slightest opportunity would not do Anambra State and indeed the South-East any good.
“The only amnesty is to collaborate with his colleagues and other South-East leaders in their push to get a political solution to this problem and see to the release of Mazi Nnamdi Kanu from detention,” Okwu further advised.