The African Democratic Congress (ADC) has given the Imo State governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma up to April 28 to visit and commiserate with the families of victims and people of Abaezi Community where a fire outbreak at an oil refinery claimed about 100 lives.
The party also urged the governor to tender unreserved apology to the people of the state for his alleged inept and clueless leadership which has failed to halt insecurity and oil theft in the state.
The party condemned the ceaseless loss of lives and wanton destruction of property which now obtains in the state hitherto known for its serenity and peace.
The ADC made the demand in a statement dated April 23 and signed by its state Secretary, Charles Okoro.
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The party observed that under Uzodimma’s watch, decimation of the population of the state and destruction of public and private property has become a daily fare, adding that the magnitude of such wastages has never been witnessed in the state.
It also demanded the sack of the state Commissioner for Petroleum and Natural Resources, Goodluck Nana Opiah and the Special Adviser on Security Matters to the Governor for their incompetence and abysmal performance.
The party enjoined Gov Uzodimma to immediately visit the site of oil bunkering where an inferno claimed the lives of about 100 people last weekend in the state.
It threatened to seek redress in court on behalf of the families of the victims of the calamity if the governor does not visit the site on or before April 28.
Recall that on Friday, April 22, fire engulfed an illegal oil refinery located in the forest of Abaezi Community in Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of the state, killing about 100 people.
The state government had quickly declared the owner of the refinery, Okenze Onyenwoke wanted.