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Monday, 18 September 2017

There could be another civil war – Ekweremadu cautions Buhari

The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has again encouraged President Muhammadu Buhari to cancel the progressing military action in the South East labeled, "Operation Python Dance II." 

Ekweremadu in a letter to the President said withdrawal of the troops from the South East will turn away a moment Civil war. 

The Deputy Senate President had before censured the military attack of the South East, taking note of that exchange and incorporation were best alternatives in settling the agitation in the region. 

In a letter titled, "Rising Tension in the South East: Appeal to Call Off Operation Egwu Eke", Ekweremadu said the rising tension in the region constrained him to engage Buhari "to find a way to deflect another civil war in Nigeria". 

The five-page letter read to some extent: "The peace of Nigeria has never been this delicate since the finish of the civil war and as leaders we should do everything humanly conceivable and legitimate to hold the country together in peace and thriving. 

"As President and Commander-in-Chief, you would concur with me that there is requirement for alert. 

"Review, Your Excellency, that the South East Caucus of the Senate met with you on November 9, 2016. We showed at least a bit of kindness to-heart exchange on squeezing issues influencing the South East. Review that on the issue of the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mr. Nnamdi Kanu, who was then in detention, we argued for your intercession and unequivocally exhorted against his proceeded with detention. We were of the view that his proceeded with detention would just further promote, and in truth make him a hero. 

"Moreover, we educated you that when the leader of the Movement for the Actualisation of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), Chief Ralph Uwazuruike, was confined amid the organization recently President Umar Musa Yar'Adua, we moved toward the previous President and engaged him to instantly discharge Chief Uwazuruike to abstain from making a mountain out of a molehill. He paid attention to the exhortation and Chief Uwazuruike and MASSOB have never represented any risk to the peace and power of Nigeria ever after. 

"I review, in any case, that on the interest for the arrival of Nnamdi Kanu, you instructed us to enable the legal procedure to run its motivation. Be that as it may, everything considered, it turned out to be a major oversight in favor of government as his proceeded with detention made him a hero among a cross-segment of the general population. 

"I am afraid,Your Excellency, that the legislature is leaving on yet another immense confusion today by embracing a military choice to the Nnamdi Kanu and IPOB challenge. Along these lines, I most deferentially offer to you to arrange the prompt withdrawal of the military from the South East as their quality can just and is to be sure as of now intensifying tension in the region. 

"As things stand, the reaction of the young in the region is erratic. It is additionally conceivable that their reactions and actions of the military might be distorted or overstated on the Social media and trigger a chain of different actions in different parts of the nation too. 

"Not even Your Excellency or any other person so far as that is concerned can positively prognosticate the result of such chain of actions, reactions, and retaliations. In any case, at any rate, you are in a position to envision the quantity of the avoidable casualties and passings."

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