The Peoples Democratic Party in Imo state has stated that the Governor of Imo state, Hope Uzodinma has failed to secure the lives and properties of residents and lacks the capacity to govern.

This was contained in a statement sent to POLITICS NIGERIA on Thursday signed by the party’s publicity secretary, Emenike Nmeregini.

“This party, strongly views as shocking, desperate and condemnable, the statement credited to Governor Uzodinma in his Easter message, where he wondered why bandits, killers, arsonists, terrorists and militants have not been attacking and wiping out opposition figures in Imo.”

“By that reckless statement, Uzodinma confirms reports that his government has hatched wicked plots to commence systematic elimination of perceived political opponents, especially those who disagree with him.”

“Governor Uzodinma’s open call for the elimination of members of opposition in the state, betrays his mindless, unconscionable intolerance and disdain for opposition’s constructive criticisms. We call on President Mohammed Buhari to note and order an immediate investigation of Governor Uzodinma’s latest outbursts and threats against innocent citizens of Imo State and do the needful. ”

“This party notes, also with dismay the inexcusable failure of the APC-led administration of Governor Hope Uzodinma to address the festering insecurity in the state. This situation gets worse and the carnage only increases. In the last few days, Orlu LGA and its environs have been on fire, with gory images and videos of killings and arson dominating the cyberspace.”

“Even Easter celebration in most parts of Orlu, Orsu, Oru East and Oru West LGAs became a festival of sorrow and blood, as gunshots, deaths, fire and pandemonium reigned across the area. All of these point to a catastrophic failure of government. They are direct consequences of an inept and clueless leadership, one that has failed to deliver the basic duty of governance – security of lives and property.”

“This party regrets that even in the face of these killings and mindless attacks on private holes and public institutions, Governor Uzodinma has never seen the urgency to properly diagnose the situation and set in motion an honest, sustainable programs aimed at permanently addressing the menace.”, the statement read in part.

The party accused Uzodinma of planning to ‘eliminate’ perceived opponents.

“It is mind-boggling, and it smacks of mischief and deliberate attempt to eliminate his perceived political foes, that while the military in Imo has blamed another group for the Easter Sunday attacks in Orlu, Uzodinma has continued to say the opposition should be held responsible for the onslaughts.”

“What could be more indicative of Uzodinma’s intellectual inadequacy to govern Imo than that, instead of arresting and prosecuting criminals who kill innocent citizens, he chooses to toy with the monsters, romanticize the unfortunate killings and politicize the situation. He also places no premium on the lives of Imo people, the same people he pretends to govern.”

The article was originally published on Politics Nigeria.

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