Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu said he is in talks with the Federal Government to withdraw troops from the South-east.
Ekweremadu in a statement on Thursday condemned the military exercise in the region.
He noted that dialogue remains the best approach to solving the agitation in the region.
He said, “The military siege to the South-East is uncalled for because there is no prevailing situation in the region to warrant it in the first place. Instead, it is the Python Dance that appears to be creating problems and raising tension in the region. The agitation in the South-East at the moment is best resolved by way of dialogue and a sense of inclusion.
“I want to assure our people that I have been engaging the Presidency and security agencies meaningfully on the issue. It is my hope that the Operation Egwu Eke will be called off.”