Obi Urges Anambra Government To Tackle Extortion In Onitsha

AWKA – The Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) in the 2019 election, Mr Peter Obi, has appealed to Anambra State Government to tackle the menace of different extortionist groups at Onitsha Bridge Head and elsewhere, with the aim of calling them to order.

Obi made the call in Onitsha yesterday.

Speaking out from his first hand experience, Obi said: “I was passing through the Bridge Head in the morning where I experienced over three hours delay in traffic. Out of curiosity, I had to come down from my vehicle only to behold different groups extorting money from the people. 

“Apart from causing delays in traffic, they constitute a menace to the travelling public, businesses and people’s sources of livelihood, not to mention the countless hours lost to unproductivity at such traffic hotspots.”

Obi appealed to the Government of Anambra to move in quickly and flush out all illegal groups using the name of Government to cause problems to people at a time when Nigerians are already passing through tough times occasioned by cumulative years of bad leadership.

“Aside causing more hardship to the road users, these extortionists pose a serious security threat to society,” Obi added.

He called on all those engaged in the illegal acts to think twice and mend their ways rather than harassing those that make honest efforts to make ends meet.

Read the Source post on Independent Newspaper Nigeria.

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