…Even As IGP Sends Red Alert
The insecurity ravaging every part of the country is no longer news, but one of the stakeholders in Rivers State, Elder (Hon) Prince Opara has stated that the task of securing the country is everyone’s responsibility and not that of the security operatives alone.
“Every hand must be on deck if we must succeed in arresting the situation”.
He stated this in a chat with newsmen in his palace over the weekend at Rukpokwu Town Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of Rivers State in course of receiving an Award of Excellence from a Media consultant for his contributions in the society.
While appreciating the gesture, he disclosed that the award will further spur him to do more for his community, his state and humanity in general.
He made it known that the directives by the Inspector General of Police (IGP) for a tighter security in and around schools and hospitals in the country is timely and added that the people should be ready and willing to provide useful informations to the security operatives to do their work properly. He made it clear that with time, the hydra-headed challenges of insecurity will disappear from the country.
With regards to the impeachment notice said to have been given to the Buhari administration to sit up or be impeached, Prince Opara said the move was unnecessary.
“Let the administration be allowed to complete its tenure so that a new administration with fresh ideas will be ushered in peacefully” he said.
On whether there would be a general election next year as against the negative speculations making the rounds on the contrary, “Oji Owhor” of Oparankwa Community assured that there will definitely be an election come 2023 to usher in a new administration with fresh ideas.
He equally assured that with the new Electoral Act in place, it would be difficult to rig the election, urging the people to go and vote as their votes he stressed, must surely count.
Elder (Hon) Prince Opara used the opportunity to appeal to his people and indeed Nigerian electorate to troup out and register to obtain their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) and ready to vote in credible leaders into offices in order to positively change the situation which he noted is really biting hard on the populace.
He warned that nobody should compromise with his/her PVC or sell same for any reason.
“Use the cards to vote your conscience but wisely for the betterment of the country.” This time around it is not about party but the personalities who you think can deliver,” Prince Opara charged.
The CDC Chairman of Elikpokwuodu Community equally used the opportunity to appeal to the Rivers State government to recognize more traditional stools and as well empower the traditional rulers to help in the security of the grassroots administration.