The All Progressives Congress, APC, Imo State has lashed out at the opposition People’s Democratic Party for demanding for the resignation of state governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma.
The APC, in a statement signed by its state Chairman, Chief Marcellinus Nlemigbo, described PDP’s call as laughable, delusional and frivolous.
Nlemigbo stated that the PDP’s call was a further demonstration of acute desperation of the party to sneak back to the seat of power through the back door even at the detriment of the lives and property of Imo people.
He assured the PDP that no amount of incitement and sponsorship of insecurity in the state would deter government from implementing its 3R mantra of recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction.
Nlemigbo said; “The call for the governor’s resignation by PDP is not only frivolous, laughable and delusional but a further demonstration of acute desperation to sneak back to Douglas House through the back door, even at the detriment of lives and properties of ndi Imo.
“One had expected the PDP as the main opposition party in the state to come up with possible alternative solution to the situation, but that will be seeking for a virgin in a brothel.
“We want to reassure PDP that no amount of incitement of the public against the government and or criminal sponsorship of insecurity in the state will deter the state government in its commitment to recover, rehabilitate and reconstruct Imo State in line with his 3R mantra.
The APC also said it was not surprising to it that the PDP vindicated Governor Uzodimma by agreeing that the current insecurity in the state was politically-motivated.
According to the APC:
“As a party, we have always stood by the governor, who by his privileged position as the Chief Security Officer of the state, with unhindered access to sensitive security details, that the escalating cases of insecurity in our hitterto peaceful state is politically sponsored.
“What we do not know before the PDP’s press conference was the identity of those behind the sponsorship of these reckless killings of innocent citizens, security personnel and wanton destruction of public assets. We strongly hold now, that the mask has been unveiled!
“To prove the governor right in his uncompromised position that the issues at hand has more to do with political grievances than IPOB/ESN separatist agitation, the PDP in its release confessed thus: “…These, coupled with the uncanny imposition of Senator Hope Uzodinma as governor of Imo State by the Supreme Court, must have contributed to the current insecurity in the state” This further shows that PDP as a self-serving political entity, doesn’t have the interest of Imolites at heart but would stoop to deepest of lows in pursuit of their pecuniary interest.”
The APC further described as “most heart breaking and regrettable too that some notable elder statesmen and critical stakeholders in the PDP’s fold, who ought to inculcate the spirit of sportsmanship into the younger generation, could condescend to an all time low to join unstable political characters with little or no stake in Imo project to destroy the Imo, all of us have laboured to build over time. Though, it is not too late to retreat!”
It reiterated its call on peace loving Imolites to continue to join hands with government and relevant security agencies in their efforts to restore peace and security in the state.
The APC prayed God to grant the families of the victims of unfortunate security situation, the fortitude to bear the losses with equanimity.