The South-East Zonal chapter of the African Democratic Congress has carpeted the All Progressives Congrerss and Peoples Democratic Party for their alleged inability to end the rising security challenges in the zone.
The National Vice Chairman of the party in the zone, Mr Chilos Godsent, made the remark on Saturday while briefing newsmen at the end of the party’s Zonal Working Committee’s bi-monthly meeting held in Umuahia, the Abia State capital.
The statement was titled, ‘2023 General Elections: ADC must take over South-East in a landslide in order to restore development, peace and security in the region’.
Godsent, according to the News Agency of Nigeria, said it was unfortunate that insecurity and poverty had continued to escalate under the watch of the two leading political parties sharing power at the centre, states and local government areas.
He said, “Emphatically speaking, no fewer than 100 people die every week in the South-East as a result of the rising cases of kidnapping, armed robberies, banditry, ritual killings, depression and hunger, amongst other crimes.
These have scared away investors and tourists, who were willing to come and invest in the region.”
Godsent blamed the alarming security breaches in the area on the lack of progressive economic blueprint, workable educational system and infrastructure.
He said that the ugly development led to the increase in economic crises, hardship and human capital flight in the zone.