The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Benjamin Okezie Kalu, has expressed his support for the efforts of the south east governors to tackle the insecurity in the region.
Vanguard reported that he made this known in Owerri, Imo State, where he attended a thanksgiving service at Catholic Church Assumpta Cathedral with the State governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma, to mark the 63rd Independence Day anniversary of Nigeria.
Governor Uzodinma had called for forgiveness and reconciliation among the people in his remarks at the service, assuring that insecurity in the State would soon be a thing of the past.
Kalu commended the governor, who is also the Chairman of the South East Governors’ Forum and the All Progressives Governors’ Forum, for his visible leadership in the State.
He said he came to Owerri to collaborate with the governor and other stakeholders to devise effective measures to address the security challenges in the South East, which he said was a major concern of the leaders from the region, especially within the ruling APC.
Kalu also endorsed the governor for a second term, saying that his people-oriented projects and programmes across the State had earned him the support of the people.
The Deputy Speaker later joined Governor Uzodinma at Ndubuisi Kanu (Heroes) Square, Owerri for the Independence Day Parade.
He also took part in cutting the Independence Day cake and releasing the pigeons, which symbolized unity and peace in the south east region.