The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo State has on Sunday 6th of February 2022, declared that the Imo State Governor, Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma is not responsible for the insecurity bedeviling the state and hampering growth and development, rather criminals and enemies of the state.
Declaring this, the State Legal Adviser of the Imo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Barr. Ikeokwu Kissinger, revealed that criminals are responsible for the insecurity situation in Imo State.
In his words, “At this point we will all need to apologize to the men of the Nigerian Police Force for our refusal to speak up against those who attacked its officers and burnt police formations all around Imo State.”
“It is now clear to all that criminals burnt those police formations in a bid to have easy run over our local communities.
Many in the local communities hailed the hoodlums as they burnt and attacked Police Divisions. Many thought they were freedom fighters pursuing their cause. Little did they know that after the Police and Army, we are their easy prey. Now people in rural communities cannot sleep with their two eyes closed.”
“Truth is we didn’t speak up enough and that is counted against us as silent support or condonation,” he said.
Barr. Ikeokwu Kissinger’s statement is being well received by stakeholders and progressives in Imo State, who believe that partisan interests should be subdued over and above the collective best interest of Imo people.
According to Dr. Paul Ezeafurukwe, the Director General of Hope New and Electronic Media Centre, “While the statement confirms the relative silence of the PDP during the skirmishes that nearly overran Imo State, it also indicates that many more Imo people are beginning to see reasons to unite as Ndi Imo in the promotion of truth, development and the progress of our beloved State as well partner with law enforcement agencies to tame criminality.”