The Imo Political Parties Advisory Committee (IPAC), made up of registered political parties, is planning a Security Summit in Imo State in view of the security challenges facing the state at present.
The Acting Chairman of the G-12 of IPAC, Hon Anthony Uchendu Ahaneku disclosed this to newsmen at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Press Centre, Owerri at the weekend.
Ahaneku, who is also the state Chairman of Action Alliance (AA), said the group feels very uncomfortable with the spate of insurgency and attacks in the state.
Ahaneku said it is the security situation that informed the security summit geared towards reducing the heightened tension arising from the incessant attacks and shedding of innocent blood in the state.
He appealed to aggrieved Imo citizens to sheathe their swords and give peace a chance, especially now that the 2023 general elections are fast approaching to enable Imo people vote wisely.
Ahameku emphasized that the primary interest of IPAC is to have a peaceful Imo state which will allow people to vote candidates of their choice.
Shedding more light on the security summit, Ahaneku said they are planning it to hold between now and February 15, 2023, adding that they are making efforts to make the summit a success for the overall benefit of the state.
The chairman explained that they call themselves the G-12 because of the eighteen (18) registered political parties, they have twelve (12) of the chairmen on their side.
According to him, this was as a result of betrayal of interest by their former chairman, who betrayed the trust reposed on him, leading to his removal from office.
He disclosed that their national headquarters had been briefed, adding that any moment from now, they will slammed sanctions on deviant members.
He further revealed that the Christmas largesse to the organization was hijacked by the former chairman, adding they have to distance themselves from it since it is not their primary motive in the organization
Ahaneku insisted that they do not have factions, but rather some deviant officials who are being reprimanded by the national leadership.
He appealed to the state governor, Sen Hope Uzodimma to restore peace in Imo State to stop further shedding of innocent blood on the soil of the state.