The Pro National Conference Organisations (PRONACO) and the Project Nigeria Movement (PNM), have called for an urgent national political dialogue on the spate of killings in the country.
This is a reaction to the killing of Mrs Funke Olakunrin, the daughter of Ruben Fasoranti, the leader of Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere by unknown gunmen, an act that has sparked outrage.
Condemning the act, the group described the murder as dastardly, wicked and ungodly, saying it was unacceptable and unbearable “as it is capable aggravating the already tensed situation in the Southwest and foisting unwanted civil strife on the country”.
“We, therefore, strongly call on President Muhammadu Muhammadu, Chairman of the Governors Forum, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State and National Leader of the ruling APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, among others to urgently put a strong machinery in motion for National political engagements to prevent a breakdown of law and order over the cruel and criminal killings in Southwest by armed Fulani robbers and bandits,” they said in a statement signed by their Joint Spokesperson, Olawale Okunniyi.
PRONACO and PNM also notified its allied national leaders, statesmen and heads of nationality and self-determination groups about a possible emergency political convergence next week.
While commiserating with the Afenifere leader, they prayed for “divine fortitude” for those who have lost loved ones to banditry and kidnapping in the country.
PRONACO is a pan-Nigerian movement initiated under the leadership of the late Chief Anthony Enahoro and the Nobel laureate Professor Wole Soyinka to find solutions to the nation’s challenges, while Project Nigeria Movement is a coalition of civil society groups led by respected Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Ben Nwabueze.