Stop bloodshed in Igboland, Jim Iyke begs youths

While urging the leaders to correct bad governance, he warned that the region will collapse with continuous violence.
Jim Ike
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Nollywood ace Jim Iyke has pleaded with Igbo youths to end the bloodshed in the Southeast region.

Speaking at the Social Media Fest organised by Excel Ajah in Owerri on Saturday, Iyke, according to Vanguard, warned that the acts of violence only end up claiming the lives of their fellow Igbo brothers and sisters.

Although Iyke admitted that the region is the most disenfranchised, housing the worst governors in recent times, he urged that discussion is still the best option over violence.

While urging the leaders to correct bad governance, he warned that the region will collapse with continuous violence.

The thespian said, “The Social Media Fest is an awesome event. it is a time for us to meet together. This is like helping the younger ones have a space in the digital world and into the right direction. It is about content for the future. If you don’t develop this sector it becomes a problem.”

On the government's role in the development process, he said: “In this country, we have had the worst governors in recent times. For us in the Southeast let’s take care of ourselves. We are the most disenfranchised entity in this Nigeria. Let our leadership understand this and do the right thing to move forward.”

Iyke further condemned the violence in the region by stating that “Nobody condones bad thing. Discussion is still the way forward. We can amplify our voices in so many ways instead of killing ourselves. Don’t forget this destruction is not outside of Igboland it is inside our land. We are killing ourselves by ourselves. A house fighting itself in the same house will only collapse.”

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