Members of the National Assembly from the South-East geopolitical zone rose from a caucus meeting on Wednesday and stood in solidarity with South-Easterners over their marginalisation in the scheme of things within the Nigerian commonwealth.
Naija News reports that the federal lawmakers said they feel the pains of the South-East people and their quest for equity, justice, and protection of their lives and property in every part of the country.
“The Caucus, therefore, resolved to continue to fight for a level-playing ground and an enabling federal system where Ndigbo are able to develop their homeland at their own pace and equally pursue their happiness and actaulise their enormous potentials in every part of the country, unmolested,” read the communique issued at the end of meeting.
The National Assembly members also reviewed the sit-at-home orders by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and the mayhem some nefarious elements have seized the opportunity to visit on the lives, properties, and psyche of people in the South-East.
While reviewing and regretting the incalculable economic losses and hardships events around the sit-at-home orders have brought upon the region, the caucus strongly condemned the disruption of the ongoing Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination in some parts of the South-East.
They were particular with “the incident at Comprehensive Secondary School, Nkume, Njaba Local Government Area of Imo State, where the English examination organised by the West Africa Examination Council, WAEC, on Monday, September 13, 2021, was ruthlessly scuttled by armed men, who chased away the students, teachers, and examiners before setting ablaze motorcycles belonging to the teachers.
“This is certainly not who we are as a people. On the contrary, we are a people, who have always cherished and encouraged learning from the ages. We are a people that fully appreciate the place of education in the liberation and enlightenment of the human mind and the socio-economic and political emancipation of a people.
“Equally condemned in strongest terms the incessant killings in the South East. This must stop immediately. We call on the security agencies to unravel the culprits behind these wicked acts and ensure that they are brought to book to serve as a deterrent to other,” the communique read in part.
The federal lawmakers, who met at the Abuja residence of former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, noted with delight that IPOB has called off the Monday sit-at-home order and resolved to ensure that nobody uses them as façades to bring ruination on Igbo land.
Source: Naija News