Raymond Ozoji, Awka
Mr Godwin Ezeemo, Anambra based industrialist and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has appealed to the government to apply maximum expertise to handle the current social impasse being experienced in the country.
He said that the current expression of Nigerian youths called for greater attention by governments through application of skills to handle critical issues that borders on human rights and security of life.
Ezeemo appealed to government to avoid use of force to twist the unarmed protesters as that would negate the real essence of government.
He said, “The Youths have the rights of expression in a manner that its movement would not hinder the peace and unity of the nation.
“Application of force to stop the right of the youths will amount to abuse of human rights and that will be unacceptable acts that can lead to more chaotic environment.”
Ezeemo urged the youths to show sense of understanding with the government over its demands and refrain from acts capable of jeopardizing their future.
“Nothing tangible and sustainable will come out of violence. I advise the youths to shun violence,” he said.
He condemned the jailbreak acts in some parts of the states and the burning of basic amenities provided by taxpayers money and loss of lives.
Ezeemo said that President Muhammadu Buhari’s broadcast should be able to calm the frayed nerves of the protesting youths to give way for peaceful resolution of the impasse.
“Nigeria as a nation can only achieve solid economic development and growth if it confronts its challenges on a round table for useful dialogue,” he said.
He said that those who had hijacked the well intended protest of the youths in some parts of the country, should desist from such unpatriotic act but should always engage in acts that would promote the unity and peace of the country.
Ezeemo however appealed to all parties involved to seek dialogue in resolving the current social and political impasse in the country.