Governor Uzodimma (file photo)
Uzodimma seeks peace in Imo
By Valentine Amanze
The Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma, has sued for peace, urging all Imo people to join hands with him to secure the state in the interest of everyone.
He made the appeal at the Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu Square, Owerri, during the Imo Thanksgiving Day Carol of Nine Lessons 2021, organised by the Christian Association of Nigeria Imo State chapter on Sunday.
The governor also promised to bring peace back to Imo State at the event titled, “Peace be Still.”
Besides, he thanked the CAN leadership in Imo State for organizing the event to usher in the Christmas in the state, which he said, was a way of celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ.
He however regretted that Christmas, which naturally should be a period of joy everywhere in the world, was now viewed differently in Imo because of the activities of banditry and Unknown gunmen “even though some of them are known.”
He said that apart from the above named vices, the problem of kidnapping, armed robbery and other crimes fester in Imo State, which he said, were politically motivated.
Governor Uzodimma therefore thanked CAN for putting the event together, noting that it had done so severally in the past and appealed to God to remove the load of insecurity on the head of innocent citizens of Imo State.
He however blamed the killings and insecurity on the selfish ambition of politicians and pleaded with those who have political interest to “stop killing our brothers and sisters so that by the time they will emerge as Governors, Senators and other political positions they will see the people to lead.”
He reminded them that Imo people believe in God and have decided to leave everything in the hands of God as the judge and arbiter.
On the part of the government, Governor Uzodimma assured that he would continue to serve Imo people without fear or favour, promising that he would not relent in ensuring that those who were behind the killings and banditry in Imo State were paid back in their own coin.
“Imo under my leadership is ready for them and I assure them that my administration is very ready for them.
“Whatever it will take to bring back peace to Imo State my Government will do it.”