Address Security Challenges- Bishop Onuoha
The Co-founder of the Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace, and former Presidential Assistant on Privatisation, Bishop Sunday Onuoha, has said there is a need to address the spate of insecurity in the country ahead of the 2023 general elections.
The Bishop made the statement in Umuahia while speaking with reporters, adding that the country is at its precipice.
He warned that if the Government does not handle security challenges adequately, the country may not have the required atmosphere to hold the 2023 polls, adding that both state and non-state should not throw the country overboard.
“Nigerians are now tired of waking up every morning to hear of attacks by bandits, marauding Fulani Herdsmen, Boko Haram insurgents, etc.
“If these enemies of Nigeria are not fished out and dealt with accordingly, the country will witness unprecedented voter apathy during the 2023 general election.”
Onuoha further stressed that the principal obligation of every Government is to safeguard the lives and property of the citizens, demanding the Government to rise to the security challenges in the country with no excuses.
He called on the Federal Government to seek collaboration with neighbouring countries to provide more support for the security agencies at the battlefields.
“The citizenry deserve better security. They must go to bed, wake up and be assured that all they have laboured for is intact. If this is not done, there will continue to be fears and apprehensions in the country.
“If we don’t tackle this lingering problem now and once and for all, 2023 will be a mirage and a year that all of us will not forget in a hurry.”