- The Imo governor, Hope Uzodinma, said his government is concerned about the welfare of the state
- Uzodinma made this known on Saturday, May 1, in Owerri, the state capital
- The governor, however, said that the recent attack on his home was sponsored by the failed politicians in the state
Barely one week after his country home was razed by yet-to-be-arrested gunmen in the Omuma area of Imo state, Governor Hope Uzodinma, has said that aggrieved politicians were sponsoring militants to make the state ungovernable.
The Punch reports that the governor said on Saturday, May 1, that the attack on his home on Saturday, April 24, which left some security aides dead, was one of the ploys by the enemies to paint a wrong picture about the state.
Legit.ng gathered that he said that the sponsors of the attacks on facilities and properties in wanted a state of emergency to be declared in the state.
Uzodinma, who stated this in a broadcast to mark the 2021 workers’ day celebration, assured the people that the security agencies were closing in on the attackers and their sponsors.
He alleged that the vicious attacks on the state were because of his resolve that the resources of the state should be used for the welfare of the people.
The governor, however, vowed that no amount of attacks on the state would make him stop working for the growth of the state.
Uzodinma insisted that his achievements in 17 months in offices had dwarfed the opposition, hence their resolve to make the state ungovernable.
The governor said:
“You would have noticed that disgruntled politicians in concert with militants and other criminal elements have unleashed violence in our state known traditionally for its peace and hospitality.
“Let me assure the good people of Imo state that investigations to unmask the sponsors of these security breaches in the state have reached an advanced stage. Very soon the long arm of the law will expose and prosecute them.
“It is quite unfortunate that despite the impressive progress we have recorded in the first year in office, some people have failed to appreciate the glaring evidence everywhere that Imo State has taken a turn for the better."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the All Progressives Congress (APC) said that it would not fold its hands while insurgents try to turn Imo state into a killing field.
It was reported that this position from the ruling party was in reaction to the recent attacks on the state which climaxed in the razing of Governor Uzodinma's country residence in Omuma village.