The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Imo State chapter on Thursday, June 3, demanded the resignation of the state governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma over his inability to curb security breaches in the state.
The state chairman of the party, Chief Charles Ugwuh said the All Progressives Congress administration of Governor Uzodimma has shown lack of capacity to guarantee the safety and security of lives and property in the state.
Addressing newsmen in Owerri at the party’s secretariat, Chief Ugwuh submitted that Governor Uzodimma in his capacity as the chief security officer of the state has failed to protect the people of Imo State.
Chief Ugwuh, who was flanked by Vice Chairman, Sir Martins Ejiogu and Secretary, Hon. Ray Emeana, said the PDP is alarmed by the militarization of the state and mass arrest and execution of youths in the state.
He also condemned the intimidation and harassment of Imo people and the retaliatory attacks on security formations as well as offices of the Independent Natuinal Electoral Commission (INEC.
The party declared that the security architecture in the state has completely collapsed as could be gleaned from wanton killings, arson, murder and carnage that happen daily in the hitherto most peaceful state in the country.
Chief Ugwuh said the climax of the testy time was the gruesome murder of ex-presidential aide, Ahmed Gulak in Owerri.
He reeled out some other persons killed in the state to include a student of Imo State University, Owerri; businessman, Noel Chigbu, Oguchi Unachukwu, a Germany-based Imolte; and PDP youth leader, Kenneth Amukamara.
Chief Ugwuh stated that the current national security crisis has exposed the incompetence of the APC government to provide safety and security of lives and property in the country.
He regretted that insecurity has been allowed to creep into Imo State and blamed it on provocative policies that have sustained the marginalization of Ndigbo.
According to him, the uncanny imposition of Senator Uzodimma as governor must have also contributed to the current insecurity in the state.
He blasted Gov Uzodimma for his failure to pay workers and pensioners, resort to blame game, peddling of falsehood, high youth unemployment and intractable internal crisis in Imo APC.