ANPP BOSS EXPRESSES CONCERN OVER STATE OF INSECURITY
National Chairman of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), Chief Ogbonayan Onu has expressed concern over the spate of insecurity in the country, maintaining that the party has always stood for the unity, peace and orderliness of the country.
Onu who said this while fielding questions from newsmen after witnessing proceedings at the National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Makurdi where one of his members, Nelson Alapa is challenging the election of Ezekiel Adaji of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the Otukpo/ Ohimini federal Constituency seat.
He maintained that the ANPP had been governing Borno State since 1999 adding that the incumbent Governor of the state is working very hard to address the issue of Boko Harram, which started from the state and now wreaking havoc on the entire country.
The ANPP national Chairman called on all Nigerians to be united in finding lasting solutions to not just the Boko Harram issue, but other threats to the nation's security lamenting that nobody is safe any longer as armed robbers and kidnappers are now operating everywhere.
'Today you are not safe. On the roads, there are armed robbers; you stay in your homes, kidnappers will come, there are so many threats of insecurity and we are concerned. We are worried and we are also prepared to help in finding lasting solutions to these problems.'
Asked about his observation of the court proceedings, Onu posited that the time has come for the country to allow technology in court, stressing the need for electronic verbatim recording to be allowed in court.
'If we have electronic verbatim recording of court proceedings, it would be very helpful for efficiency, transparency as well as better served the course of justice.
You can see how tasking it was for the judges to be writing. But if you have this electronic verbatim recording, so that the records are made available to the petitioner and the respondents on a daily basis, then the judges would be a little bit more relaxed and the court proceeding would be faster, more efficient and the course of justice would be better served.'