THE need to secure the impending off-cycle governorship election in Anambra State is a national imperative. The government of this country, along with the government and good people of Anambra State, should join hands to ensure a successful election and enduring peace.

On Tuesday last week, the country was rudely shocked by the gruesome murder of Dr. Chike Akunyili and seven others, including his driver and police orderly at Nkpor Junction near Onitsha.

Over the past weekend, the killings continued and the Nnewi office of the Directorate of State Services, DSS, and the Federal Roads Safety Agency, FRSC, were razed.