EJIKEME OMENAZU, LAGOS
Dr. Victor David Enweruzo, the Coordinator of the Lagos Atikulated Agenda 2019, has lamented the recent killing of over 100 soldiers by the Boko Haram terrorists in Borno State.
Enweruzo, who spoke to DAILY INDEPENDENT in Lagos on Wednesday, lamented that the insurgents could do such havoc on the officers of the Nigerian Army, which had claimed that the terrorists had been technically defeated and decimated.
While condoling with the Chief of Army Staff and families of the slain soldiers, Enweruzo maintained that the war against the Boko Haram needed a Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, who would have the political will to deal a lasting blow to the insurgents.
He maintained that such a leader would need to be bold enough to reshuffle the heads of the Armed Forces, who he said were from one section of the country, and could not do much as they came from the same section as the Boko Haram.
Enweruzo, therefore, stressed that there would be a change of strategy if Nigerians vote in the former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who he said came from the North East and understood the thinking of the Boko Haram and how to solve the problem.
He said that with the political experience of Atiku Abubakar and his masterplan on restructuring of the country as well as his programme on youth empowerment, the issue of Boko Haram insurgency would be permanently tackled for peace to reign in the region.
Enweruzo, therefore, called on Nigerians to ensure that they get their permanent Voter Cards (PVCs) ready, and protect them to ensure that they use them wisely to enthrone Atiku in the presidential elections, as his emergence would usher in peace in the troubled region and other parts of the country.
He urged the military to shun politics as the nation gets ready for the elections, even as called for more diligence on the part of the soldiers to ensure that the Boko Haram do not overwhelm in such a manner again.