Nigerian Delegation Urges Ceasefire in Israel-Palestine Conflict at Inter-parliamentary Union Assembly

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During the final seating of the 148th Assembly of the Inter-parliamentary Union (IPU) in Geneva, the Nigeria delegation, led by Senate President HE Godswill Akpabio and represented by Asuquo Ekpenyong Jnr, passionately advocated for an end to the ongoing Israel-Palestine conflict NEGROIDHAVEN has confirmed.

Reiterating the stance of the Nigerian delegation, Akpabio emphasized the urgent need for a ceasefire, the release of hostages, and the entry of aid workers to provide essential care to the sick and wounded in the conflict zone. The delegation underscored the importance of viewing the crisis through the lens of humanity, emphasizing that the priority of the assembly should be to halt the violence and alleviate the suffering of affected civilians.

In a poignant statement, Asuquo Ekpenyong Jnr, Nigerian representative to the IPU, stated, “The priority for the assembly, as far as the Nigerian delegation is concerned, should be a cessation of hostilities, the release of hostages, and the entry of aid workers into the strip to provide care to the sick and wounded.” Ekpenyong further pleaded, “A failure to reach an agreement for peace would mirror the events of the 147th assembly in Angola. Individual differences must be set aside, and the statement crafted by the President and Secretary General be unanimously adopted, paving the way for an end to the conflict that has lasted for close to 6 months.”

According to Ekpenyong, the Nigerian delegation’s impassioned plea for international solidarity and concerted action resonated with attendees, signaling a renewed push for diplomatic efforts to resolve the Israel-Palestine conflict, which has persisted for close to six months.