The Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, has said the Igbo elite must put aside their differences and come together to secure the region following the attack on Senator Ifeanyi Ubah.
The PUNCH had reported that Ubah’s convoy was attacked around Nkwo Enugwu Ukwu Market area of Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State on his way to Nnewi, his country home on Sunday night.
The gunmen opened fire on the convoy and left five members of the convoy dead and two policemen injured.
But reacting to the incident on Channels TV Politics Today on Tuesday, Uzodinma described Ubah as a philanthropist who has helped many people and wondered why any sensible person would want to kill him.
He also stated that the incident is an eye opener for the political elite in the southeast to ensure that the region is not left in the hands of non-state actors.
He said, “That is the danger of allowing non-state actors to operate freely. Ifeanyi Ubah is one of our best, a big philanthropists in the southeast. He has helped so many people. Surprisingly, I don’t know how any sensible human being will want to eliminate a philanthropist like him. It is so painful and a sad story to hear.
“However, it has become necessary for the political elite to unite and secure the environment. One governor or speaker can’t do it, it needs the efforts of every stratum to join forces to protect this society.” He added.
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