The Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has disclosed that he is currently in discussions with the presidency to bring an end to the Operation Python Dance II currently being launched in the south-eastern states of Nigeria.
The Deputy President of the Senate in his statement on Thursday however, advocated dialogue in solving the agitation in the region, stressing there was no need for the military show of force in the region in the first place.
The south-eastern region has, in the past few days, become a focal point following the spate of clashes and reported clashes between the military and IPOB members particularly in Abia state.
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However, according to Ekweremadu, “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.”
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