Union seeks end to killings, insecurity in Anambra -GCFRNG

Union seeks end to killings, insecurity in Anambra -GCFRNG

The Anambra union in the United Kingdom (UK) and Northern Ireland (ASUUK) has called for an end to the incessant killings and growing insecurity in the state.

The new president of the Union, Chief Patrick Mokwe, made the call in a statement made available to the Nigerian News Agency (NAN) in Abuja on Monday.

The statement was jointly signed by Mokwe and Mr. Henry Okoli, the union’s general secretary.

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The statement also said that Mokwe with other officials were elected as new members of the union’s Executive Board at its Annual General Meeting on October 3 in London.

Mokwe, who denounced the current state of insecurity and the incessant killings in the state, described the situation as alien to the culture and solidarity tradition of the once more peaceful state of Nigeria.

He urged all Anambra indigenous people, both nationals and foreigners, to join forces and resources to confront the horrible threat that currently plagues the state and communities, regardless of their political affiliations.

Mokwe said the union will collaborate with the state government, other Anambra organizations in the Diaspora and international security experts to convene an all-inclusive Anambra Security Summit soon.

In the upcoming elections for governor, Mokwe reaffirmed the union’s position and said that INEC must guarantee free, fair and credible elections on November 6.

He advised that the outcome of the upcoming elections should reflect the true election of Ndi Anambra to avoid plunging the state into anarchy.

The president said that his administration would create a comprehensive database of all Anambra professionals residing in the UK.

Mokwe said the database would be available to the state government for socio-economic and political development in the state.

He pledged the union’s commitment to partnering with UK companies and investors and working with the current state government and any incoming administrations to attract more foreign direct investment to the state.

Mokwe called for genuine love, unity and affection among indigenous people both at home and in the diaspora to advance the state.

He said the union’s immediate focus and task would be to reach out to all aggrieved parties within to achieve a necessary and lasting unity between Ndi Anambra in the UK.

Other officials elected as members of the union’s Executive Committee are: Mr. Oliver Asiegbu (Vice President), Mr. Henry Emeka Okoli (General Secretary), Ms. Ifeoma Onuorah (Deputy General Secretary), Joy Jibike (Social Secretary), Ngozi Enwezor ( Social Assistant Secretary), Princess Dandison (Secretary of Health, Welfare).

Others are Jane Ezeolu (Finance Secretary), Ms. Agatha Anyiwo (Treasurer), Helen Nwoye (Chancellor) and Dr. (Ms.) Nkechi Okezulonye- (ex officio).

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