The Peoples Democratic Party Senator representing Ebonyi Central, Obinna Ogba has said that recent killings in Ebonyi and other southeastern states will not deter the zone from producing the next President for the country.
Mr Ogba said this while answering questions from newsmen on a motion he presented earlier at plenary on Wednesday.
The motion was titled: “Incessant Killings in Ebonyi”.
According to Mr Ogba, the crisis cannot stop us from producing president, there has been insecurity in other parts of the country, we never stopped them, so this cannot be an excuse for denying us from producing the president of Igbo extraction for this country, it cannot.
“So let nobody hide under the security situation; it is the turn of the southeast,” he said.
Earlier in his motion, Mr Ogba raised concerns over the degenerating state of insecurity in the country which, he said, was widespread in most parts.
He said that there was an urgent need for intervention by the Federal Government to arrest the senseless killings and destruction of property.