The All Progressives Congress, APC, 2019 governorship candidate in Imo State, Sen. Hope Uzodinma, has assured Igbo residing in the North of their safety.
Uzodinma said this in reaction to the statement by the Coalition of Northern Groups requesting Fulani herdsmen in the South to relocate to the North.
The APC chieftain assured Igbo that their safety was guaranteed and urged them to go about their normal businesses in the North.
Uzodinma, a statement by the Director of Media and Special Duties of his campaign organization, Declan Mbadiwe Emelumba, urged “Igbos in the North to remain at their duty posts and not panic or rush back home.”
He assured people of the South-East resident in the North of the “readiness of the federal government to protect them.”
He cautioned leaders against “worsening the security challenges in the country by making inflammatory statements.”
Uzodinma urged politicians not to “politicise security matters to avoid impacting national unity.”
He urged Igbo to rely on President Muhammadu Buhari’s assurances that the security of lives and property of Nigerians are guaranteed and those who breach the peace would be brought to book.
He said: “Igbo’s safety is guaranteed and they should go about their normal businesses and resist the fear of rushing back home.”