Prof George Obiozor
Political bandits bombed Obiozor’s home – Imo governor
By Valentine Amanze
Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma, has condemned the early morning torching of the home of the President General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Prof George Obiozor by those he described as political bandits.
In a statement he personally signed, the state governor lamented that desperate politicians who believe in violence were yet to sheath their swords despite repeated appeal to that effect.
Uzodinma described the attack on the country home of Obiozor as cowardly and height of desperation.
He said that the government was already working in concert with security agencies to identify and punish the perpetrators.
He bemoaned the incessant resort to violence in settling political differences by some politicians in the state, and warned that the government would no longer condone such banditry.
“The time of those who unleash this kind of mayhem in the state is over. We shall hunt them down to face the full weight of the law,” the governor said.
Besides, Uzodinma wondered why the bandits would attack the home of a man who is not a politician but a statesman working for the good of the Igbo race.
He said that it was shameful that both the sponsors and perpetrators of the violence deployed their malicious attack on an innocent man.
While commiserating with Obiozor on the burning of his home, the governor assured Imo people that the government would continue to do all within its Constitutional power to protect lives and property in the state.