Why I cannot condemn proscribed ESN – Peter Obi

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The Labour Party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has said that he cannot condemn the Eastern Security Network (ESN) in the South-East because he is unsure of their activities.

The ESN is the paramilitary organization of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), a pro-Biafra separatist movement.

Obi disclosed this while speaking at a presidential town hall series, ‘The Candidates’, on Monday, noting that agitations in various parts of Nigeria were due to leadership failure.

The former governor of Anambra State assured Nigerians that if they elect him as president next year, his administration will adopt dialogue to deal with the issue.

“The first of our seven-point agenda is to ensure the security of the lives and properties of Nigerians. This is by ensuring that there is equity, justice, and doing things following rule of law.”

“Everywhere in the country is full of agitation. It is the effect of leadership failure. There is nothing wrong with agitation. You dialogue and discuss with everybody.”

“I can’t condemn ESN, because I am not sure who is doing what. You can only condemn people when there’s a process in which they have said this person has done something”.

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