Imo State governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma has accused opponents of his administration of hiding under the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to perpetrate heinous crimes in the state.
The governor leveled the charge during the weekly State Executive Council meeting of the administration held in Owerri on Wednesday.
Addressing newsmen shortly after the meeting, the state Commissioner for Information, Declan Emelumba said; “Most people and or opponents of government now hide under IPOB to commit heinous crime for which Imo State is not known for.”
Emelumba said the council appealed to such political opponents to consider the interest of Imo people and refrain from creating unnecessary fear in the mind of the citizens.
He revealed that the council passed a vote of confidence on the governor over the manner he has handled the security challenges in the state.
Emelumba said that the council expressed satisfaction and commended the governor’s efforts in facing the security challenges.
He stated that the council also urged the governor to remain focused and not be distracted by those who have decided to continue in their nefarious activities of making the state ungovernable.
According to Emelumba, the council also commended the security agencies in Imo State on the manner they have been able to confront the security challenges.
The council, he said, equally lauded the security agencies for their efforts in unraveling those that killed Alhaji Ahmed Gulak, and the speedy investigations on other cases in the state.
The commissioner informed that the council urged permanent secretaries who are currently overseeing ministries without commissioners to ensure that they do not allow gaps in the day-to-day running of the ministries under their care.