By Athan Agbakwuru, Owerri
Elder statesman and Chairman Ohanaeze Ndigbo Council of Elders, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu has announced the planned peace summit in the Southeast to address the level of insecurity in the zone.
Iwuanyanwu who assured that the summit, which is intended to address the disturbing security menace, will hold immediately after the general elections stated that it is a strategic means of taming insecurity within the geopolitical zone and the nation at large.
In a press statement, issued by his Special Adviser on Media, Sir Ben Osuagwu, the Ohanaeze chieftain said, “As soon as the elections are over, we shall have a Peace Summit which we sincerely believe will pave way for peace and development of Igboland and Nigeria.”
He explained that Ohanaeze elders had resolved in a meeting before the election that only a peaceful resolution of the present security crisis.
While looking forward to a very successful 2023 elections where people’s vote will counts, Engr. Iwuanyanwu, expressed appreciation to Igbo people across the Southeast, South-south and Middle Belt zones for coming out in large numbers to exercise their civic responsibility during the presidential election held last Saturday.
He observed with satisfaction that throughout the election, there was no kidnapping incident or attacks by unknown gunmen on innocent citizens in Southeast and other parts of Igbo land.
Iwuanyanwu noted that he is convinced that all stakeholders in the zone have consented to the appeal of Ohaneze Council of Elders Worldwide for peace in other to ensure full and uninterrupted participation of all Igbos in Nigeria elections.
He recalled that at a meeting of the Council of Elders, which was held before the election, the Elders agreed that a peaceful resolution of the problem of insecurity in Igbo land should be adopted.