Imo State governor Hope Uzodinma has alleged that opposition politicians and dissatisfied personalities were behind the state of insecurity across the country.
Uzodinma disclosed this at the State House, after meeting with the presidency at Aso Rock Villa Abuja.
The governor visited the Villa to brief the president on the developments in his state. He admitted that Nigeria was going through difficult times; that he could not, all alone, provide security in his troubled state.
He said more stakeholders, including monarchs, religious and political leaders, must engage more with the people to restore peace in the state.
He noted that politicians were adamant to speak out against the activities of those propagating mayhem, stating they have questions to answer.
Nevertheless, he said the condemnation of the unwholesome activities of those destabilizing the country by the elite, would have changed the narratives; adding that those responsible for destroying public property, must face the consequences.
Uzodinma, however called on political, religious, and traditional leaders, institutions, to unite and join hands toward curbing the menace of insecurity.
He said, “We must contribute our quota. However, it is to ensure that Nigeria remains strong and united; a place that we will go about our businesses, where equity and justice is guaranteed and then we have a country”.
Speaking on the security situation in Imo, he said, security agencies were already on top of the situation in the State, and he was engaging various stakeholders on how to improve the security situation.
“Imo is okay now. People can come around, and do their business. The normal life and activities have resumed in Imo. Security agencies are top of the situation.
He went further; “It is not only in Imo State that we have had the challenges of insecurity, there is insecurity in other States. Infact, I can even tell you that Imo’s case is better. Apart from one or two cases that involved very important personalities,” he said.
Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News | June 9, 2021