Ek­w­ere­madu con­demns Python Dance oper­a­tion in South­east

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Is­mail Mu­dashir

The Deputy Se­nate Pres­i­dent, Sen­a­tor Ike Ek­w­ere­madu, has con­demned the ‘mil­i­tary siege’ in the South East geopo­lit­i­cal zone, say­ing di­a­logue and in­clu­sion were best op­tions in re­solv­ing the ag­i­ta­tion in the re­gion.

Ek­w­ere­madu in a state­ment by his media aide, Uche Anichukwu how­ever, called on the peo­ple of the South East to re­main calm as he and other lead­ers of the re­gion were en­gag­ing the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment in mean­ing­ful dis­cus­sions to en­sure that the South East Oper­a­tion Python Dance was called off soon­est.

He said: “The mil­i­tary siege to the South East is un­called for be­cause there is no pre­vail­ing sit­u­a­tion in the re­gion to war­rant it in the first place. In­stead, it is the Python Dance that ap­pears to be cre­at­ing prob­lems and rais­ing ten­sion in the re­gion. The ag­i­ta­tion in the South East at the mo­ment is best re­solved by way of di­a­logue and a sense of in­clu­sion. “I want to as­sure our peo­ple that I have been en­gag­ing the Pres­i­dency and se­cu­rity agen­cies mean­ing­fully on the is­sue. It is my hope that the Oper­a­tion Egwu Eke will be called off. Un­til then, how­ever, I call on the mil­i­tary to re­spect the rights of the cit­i­zens.”

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