Buhari’s critics behind banditry in Imo, says Uzodimma
…decries killing of APC members
By Valentine Amanze
Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State has exonerated President Muhammadu Buhari from the high level insecurity in the state, saying, “those who harbour such thoughts are the ones behind banditry in Imo.”
The governor also raised the alarm that members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Imo State had become targets of attack by the politicians and their collaborators whom, he alleged were behind the banditry and killings.
Uzodimma made the allegation at the wedding ceremony of Chinedu Iwuanyanwu, son of the businessman and politician, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, which held at the Cathedral Church of Transfiguration of Our Lord (CATOL), Owerri on Monday.
His words: “Wicked politicians have decided to hold Imo State captive, killing innocent ones and burning public and private property of Imo citizens, all in the name of politics.”
Besides, he appealed to the Church to pray for such persons to repent.
Also on Easter Sunday, while addressing the congregation at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Ozuh Omuma, Oru East council of Imo State, Governor Uzodimma insisted that the killings in the state were politically contrived hence needless for anyone to point fingers at President Buhari or himself as instrumental to the wicked act as “some soulless persons” are won’t to do.
“I pray that God will touch the hearts of these people who are sponsoring the killing of innocent ones, burning houses and destroying public property in the name of politics,” he said.
The governor, however, asked why must APC members be the victims of the attacks.
He said, for instance, in the incident which took place at Ogberuru in Orlu last week all the victims – Ward Chairman, Ward Secretary and Woman leader – were of the APC.
“I have crosschecked since the inception of this mindless blood letting in Orlu, Orsu and other communities in the zone, not one Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) person has died. Their houses are not burnt or attacked. It is clear to me therefore that these killings are the handiwork of politicians who are after the APC members,” the governor said.