The Advanced Peoples Democratic Alliance (APDA) has commended the military and Southeast governors for being provocative against the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its leader, Nnamdi Kanu.
This is contained in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Tosin Adeyanju, on Sunday.
The party commended the military’s “Operation Python Dance II’’ exercise and the resolution of Southeast governors proscribing IPOB.
The party, however, noted that while military exercise was a normal practice all over the world, proper education was needed to sensitise citizens so as not to misconstrue how the exercise works.
“We want to believe that the lack of information and tension in the region gave room for the violence that occurred between Nigerian military and members of IPOB.
“However, we commend the bold step of the military to protect the territorial integrity of our country.
“No individual or group should threaten the corporate existence of our nation because what binds us together as a country is greater than what divides us.”
APDA stressed the urgent need for the military to intensify civil relations “to check the erroneous believe that its action is an attempt against a particular region.’’
“The party wants to advise Nigerian Army to use its military-civilian relationship desk to educate citizens on what to expect during the exercise and why the exercise is necessary.”
The statement also hailed Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia for declaring curfew in the state, which according to the party had doused a lot of tension.
“APDA believes so much in the unity and indivisibility of our dear country Nigeria and that is how we will remain stronger together”, it added.