- It appears Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo state doesn't have the necessary scope to secure the lives and properties of Imolites
- The House of Representatives minority caucus on Monday, May 31, made the declaration in a statement issued amid the rise in insecurity
- The Ndudi Elumelu-led caucus justified its claim based on the failure of the APC to gain control since the party took over
Following the worsening insecurity in Imo state, the House of Representatives minority caucus says Governor Hope Uzodimma lacks the capacity to secure life and property in the state.
The Guardian reports that the Ndudi Elumelu-led caucus made the declaration in a statement issued on Monday, May 31.
Members of the minority caucus justified its claim based on the recent violence and killings in the state and the failure of the All Progressives Congress (APC) since it took over.
According to the group, the situation in Imo state has gone beyond the capacity of the government, adding that it has canvassed urgent security and constitutional measures to check rising violence.
The caucus urged Nigerians to remain alert and continue to pray for God’s divine intervention for the nation in these trying times.
This development is coming against the backdrop of the two high-profile murders in the state over the weekend.
Ahmed Gulak, a former political adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan was shot dead by gunmen on Sunday morning, May 30, around 7:20 a.m, while he was on his way to Sam Mbakwe Airport, Owerri, to catch a flight.
While describing Gulak’s assassination as wicked and barbaric, members of the House urged the police and other security agencies to fish out the assailants.
Uzodimma addresses security situation in Imo
Meanwhile, Uzodimma has assured residents that his government is on top of the security situation in the state.
The governor made this assertion on Friday, May 21, when the Prelate of the Methodist Church of Nigeria, Dr. SCK.
Uche and his team paid him a visit at Government House, Owerri. Governor Uzodimma also accused opposition politicians in the state of sponsoring fake news via social media to cause chaos in Imo.