Following the spikes of insecurity which has led to the loss of many lives in Imo State, the People Democratic Party (PDP), Imo chapter, has called on governor Hope Uzodinma to tender his letter of resignation “as a matter of urgency”.
This was revealed by the State Chairman of the party, Mr Charles Ugwuh, during a news briefing in Owerri.
Ugwuh said PDP was alarmed over the worsening state of insecurity in the state and the escalation of “militarization of the state”.
According to Ugwuh, the governor should immediately resign, due to his inability to protect the lives and properties of Imo, which is his, full responsibility as the governor of the state.
“The governor should resign over his failure to protect lives and properties.
“This has become very necessary in view of the evident of lack of capacity, of the ruling, All Progressive Congress (APC) to guarantee safety and security of lives and properties of Imo people,” he said.
The chairman also condemned the reported intimidation and harassment of innocent residents, and burning of police station and the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) offices.
“Our party finds it too worrisome that on a dairly basis innocent civilians and security personnel are mowed down. Also arson, murder and carnage have become th lo of the hitherto most peaceful state in Nigeria.
“The climax is the gruesome murder of Ahmed Gulak, a former member of PDP, and Aide to President Goodluck Jonathan,”, he said.
Ugwuh said, the party had called on civil society organizations and Imo stakeholders to unite, and find lasting solutions to the security problems in the state.
However, the party charged the Governor to give account for the lives of innocent security agents, and other residents that were killed in the conflict.
Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News | June 4, 2021