It’s wrong for Soludo to blame non-indigenes for ravaging insecurity – Ubah

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The senator representing Anambra South senatorial district, Senator Ifeanyi Ubah it is wrong to accuse non-indigenes of being responsible for the ravaging insecurity in the state.

Uba advised the state governor, Chukwuma Soludo to make the provision of security the top priority of his administration stating that the government had not given issues of security the desired attention.

While faulting the claim by the immediate past governor of the state, Chief Willie Obiano that some other governours of South-East states were behind the insecurity in Anambra state, and, that, the hoodlums that carry out the heinous crimes including kidnapping, killings, burning of public institutions, especially police stations and police operational facilities were non-natives of the state, Ubah, rather argued that “no crime can take place in any community without internal collaborators.”

Speaking to newsmen in Awka on Tuesday after securing the ticket of the Young Progressives Party, YPP senatorial ticket for Anambra South senatorial district, he said: “After Professor Chukwuma Soludo was sworn in, he invited all of the National Assembly members from Anambra State to a meeting in his house in Abuja, and, in that meeting, he asked us to make suggestions on how to move our dear state forward.

“I told him that number one is security, and, number two is security. I told him that going to Okpoko to clean up Okpoko shouldn’t be the immediate priority, but to provide adequate security for the people of the state.

“He did not heed to this advice but went for cleaning up of Okpoko carrying security people along with him,” Ubah stated.

On his scorecard at the National Assembly, he said that no former representative of Anambra South senatorial district had achieved up to 30 per cent of what he had achieved so far.

Ubah stated for instance that there is no community within his senatorial district that has not benefitted one infrastructure or the other from his being in the National Assembly.

He said if the federal government was honest with payment of 5 per cent to “whistle-blowers”, his senatorial zone would be getting millions of naira from the federal government because he exposed to the federal government over 70 per cent of the nation’s oil being drained through off-shore by oil extracting companies operating outside the country.

“This was made possible by my knowledge in the oil industry. It is my bill that saved Nigeria those off-shore oil losses,” he said.

Ubah stated that his desire to return to the National Assembly was driven by his commitment to advance the growth of the nation’s economy through making appropriate legislation and providing employment for the youth.