The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has addressed the people and leaders of the South East region that security is key to any economic activities and therefore wants all to be serious in the fight against the rising insecurity in our region.
The summit which was held in Owerri the Imo State Capital, Obi noted that, the Summit is coming at the appropriate time considering the disturbing insecurity in the region which has far-reaching negative effect to the socio-economic and political development in the South east.
The Labour Party Presidential Candidate, though absent but apologized for his absence despite the notice of invitation was given on time, but pleaded that his absence was due to an inevitable foreign engagement. In his message, Obi thanked the Southeast Governors for being proactive at this time.
The LP Presidential Candidate whose message was aired to the summit, urged the leaders to come together and speak up on the way to end the embarrassing insecurity in the region.
This summit message was made public to our correspondence through a Press release from the verified X handle of the Labour Party and signed by the National Publicity Secretary of the Party. It reads partly:
“This summit which is focusing merely on security and its economic impact on the Southeast has come at the most auspicious time. It’s very necessary that as a people we come together, and put our heads together to find a lasting solution to this problem of insecurity in our homeland.
“Our mainstay as a people is business, no business and indeed any other economic activity would thrive amid insecurity.
“If we put our minds to it and work in unity and mutual trust, we will find a way out of this problem that is alien to us.
“Let me therefore commend your excellencies, the Governors of the South East for initiating the idea of the summit and working together to make this a reality.
“Let me urge everyone at this summit and those of us who are unable to attend in person to speak up, contribute ideas, and be part of the initiatives or actions that would be agreed upon at this summit to bring an end to the problem of insecurity in our region.”
The former Anambra state Governor finally prayed for “God to guide us, grant us the wisdom, strength, and courage to take the necessary steps to end insecurity in our homeland so that we can continue to work with our God-given talent and energy to restore peace, tranquility in the South East and indeed our dear country Nigeria”
National Publicity Secretary