- Governor Uzodinma has reacted to protests by some groups in the state
- Uzodinma was declared governor of the state on January 14, by the apex court
- The governor, however, noted that protesters would henceforth be dealt with
In reaction to a series of protests over his declaration by the Supreme Court as the authentic governor of Imo state, Hope Uzodinma, has sent a warning message to those who are protesting against his government
The Nation reports that Governor Uzodinma said that his administration would deal with individuals and groups of persons sponsoring inciting protests in the state.
Legit.ng gathered that he said he would no longer tolerate any more protests designed to destabilise government activities and tamper with the peace of the state.
Uzodinma’s threat followed a series of protests that greeted the removal of Emeka Ihedioha as the governor of the state by the Supreme Court.
Speaking when the national union of road transport workers and the Joint national association of persons with disabilities held a solidarity rally for him at the government house in Owerri, the governor said that he had tolerated enough destabilization from some disgruntled elements in the state.
He warned that he would no longer fold his arms and watch any group under any guise trample upon the peace of the state.
He said: “My government will do all within the ambits of the law to maintain peace and order; those who are engaging in these incessant protests must stop forthwith. I took an oath to maintain peace and protect the lives and property of the citizens, I will not fail to deal with any group causing a breach of the peace in the state.”
The governor, however, reassured Imo citizens that his administration was for peace and service, ready to provide equal opportunities for the overall development of the state and her citizens regardless of cadre and status as the government would not condone any act of marginalisation or unruly attitude.
He also assured the persons living with disabilities that they would not be marginalised against.
“Whatever anybody can do I’m sure you can do it, you’ll be given equal opportunities; so I implore you to go on and be happy because this is your government,” the governor said.
The state chairman of the transport union, Comrade Izuchukwu Okebaram and his counterpart, Bright Ikechukwu Uzoma, said they came to express their solidarity with the governor over his victory at the Supreme Court, describing it as an act of God and a bold step by the judiciary towards restoration of justice; as well as re-enactment of the supremacy of Nigerian constitution.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Ihedioha on Wednesday, February 5, said that he hired a team over 30 lawyers for the imminent re-awakening of a legal battle.
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