Peter Obi, the Labour Party Presidential candidate in the just concluded election has stated that traditional rulers should attend programs that will discuss how to mitigate hate crimes, and hunger and alleviate poverty in the country.
“This is the kind of program our traditional leaders should be embracing, to discuss how to mitigate hate crimes, end hunger, alleviate poverty, and invest in the most critical areas of development, especially at the grassroots level, instead of celebrating irresponsible individuals who have made no positive impact on the society.”
He stated this while commending Igwe of Onitsha, HRH Igwe Alfred Achebe who was in attendance at the United Nations Consultation on Friday.
“A United Nations Consultation was held recently on the Role of Traditional Leaders in Preventing Atrocity Crimes in Muscat, Oman. Our dear revered royal father, the traditional ruler of Onitsha, HRH Igwe Alfred Achebe was in attendance. I commend Igwe Achebe for attending this impactful event which I believe will be beneficial to our nation.”
Obi made it clear that the Nigerian populace has a role to play in building the New Nigeria and appealed to Igwe Achebe to convince other traditional rulers to promote unity, values, and ideals.
“In building the New Nigeria that we desire, we all as equal stakeholders in the nation must join hands to move the nation forward.
I appeal to Igwe Achebe to leverage his wealth of knowledge and experience to convince other traditional rulers to promote such ideals, values, and projects that foster peace, reduce insecurity, alleviate poverty, and engender the maximum productivity of our nation especially at the grassroots level.”