The Anambra State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has urged Anambra State Governor Prof Chukwuma Soludo to strengthen security intelligence in the state.
This was stated by the party’s state publicity secretary, Okelo Madukaife, in response to the attack on Senator Ifeanyi Ubah of Anambra South Senatorial District on Sunday night.
While condemning the attack, Madukaife reminded the governor that there was a lot of work to be done on security issues in the state, particularly in intelligence.
He said, “The ferocious firearms attack on the motorcade of the Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, representing Anambra South Senatorial District and seeking reelection to the Senate, on February 25, 2023, is ‘un-Anambra-like’ and condemnable.
“Since the end of Nigeria’s Second Republic, and invariably since creation, Anambra State has not witnessed any significant partisan political violence, which has counted positively for the state.
“We cannot speculate about the motive of this dastardly act, which has claimed roughly half a dozen lives and left many injured, with vast properties destroyed.
“We would also resist the temptation to name suspects and urge caution for those focusing only on trends of the recent past because it could mislead in the circumstance.
“We condemn this action in very strong terms and urge the security agencies in the state to rise to the challenging but inescapable task of fishing out the masterminds and perpetrators.
“We implore the state government to put on the garb of urgency in understanding that there is a lot of work to be done on security issues in the state, particularly in intelligence, stepping down distractions and side attractions.
“We would consider the management of this mishap a success when the government and the security agencies update the state regularly on steps on this investigation until it is concluded with results.
“We commensurate with the families of the deceased and the Anambra State Police Command whose officers were affected in active service.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Sen Ubah, his family and the political class of Anambra State who need to campaign in tranquility in the coming general elections.”
Similarly, the Labour Party (LP) standard-bearer for Awka North/South Federal Constituency, Prof Lilian Orogbu, has condemned the attack on Ubah, describing it as reprehensible, unfortunate, and devilish.
She urged the state government and security operatives to fish out the perpetrators of the heinous crime and ensure they face the wrath of the law.
She condoled the families of the victims of the attack involving his aide (s) and police orderlies and warned that people should desist from such a cruel act.