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APDA Commends Introduction Of Operation Python Dance II



By Tunde Oguntola, Abuja

The Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA) has commended the ongoing military exercise code named Operation Python Dance II  in the South East geo-political zone of the country.

In a statement issued by the national publicity secretary, APDA, Tosin Adeyanju the political party said it is also elated by the resolution of the south east governors.

“We  note that while military exercise  is a normal  practice all over the world, proper education must be given to all citizens so as not to misconstrue  how it works.

“We want to believe that lack of information and the present tension in the region gave room for the violence that occurred between the Nigerian Military  and members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB),” he said.

He, however, commended the bold step of the  military to protect the territorial integrity of the country.

“No individual or group should threaten the corporate existence of our nation because  what binds us together as a country is greater  than what divides us.

“There is urgent need for the military to intensify it’s military civil relations at this material time so as to stem the erroneous believe that its action is a calculated attempt against a particular region.

“Our advice to the Nigerian Army is that they should use their Military-civilian relationship desk to educate all citizens on what to expect during the exercise and why the exercise is necessary,” he said.

He also lauded the proactive measures taken  by the Governor of Abia State Dr. Ikezie Ikpeazu to declare curfew which has  doused a lot of tension and the enugu declaration by south east governors is worthy of commendation.

“We must also commend the proactive action of most state governors in the North to stop any reprisal attack against other citizens as well.

“We in APDA sue for peace and also urge people of South East to be calm in this stormy situation which will soon be over,” he said.

He also appealed to government to engage all aggrieve interest or groups so as to douse tension in the land.