2nd September, 2021
By Ikechukwu Iweajunwa/Owerri
Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyawu, a former Board of Trustees (BoT) member of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has announced his retirement from partisan politics.
Iwuanyawu, a front line politician, disclosed this in Owerri at a news conference on Thursday.
He will be 79 in November.
He said he was quitting after 43 years in active politics.
He however bowed out with some advice to the Federal and state authorities.
He called for restructuring of the country and also a fundamental change in the country’s security architecture.
He said the country’s security should immediately profile Nigerians supporting foreign invaders and declare them national saboteurs
Iwuanyawu advised the Federal Government not to romance with insecurity as it has become a national emergency.
“Those attacking Nigerians are majorly foreign invaders. I wonder why Nigerian intelligence cannot profile those we call unknown gunmen.
“This is the right time for the federal government to establish state police, Nigerian problem cannot end without restructuring and state police,” he said.
He said the federal government should also enact a law empowering state governments to acquire arms and take absolute control of security in their states.
“It’s very laughable for any governor to advise the people to defend themselves against invaders.
“It is not possible to fight invaders operating with automatic rifles with a dane gun.
“So state governors must be allowed to take over the security architecture in their various states,” he said.
On restructuring, Iwuanyawu said Nigerian economy would continue to experience setback if the country was not restructured.
He said with proper restructuring, governors will develop their states at their pace, which he said would guarantee rapid development.