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Imo PDP criticises Uzodimma over alleged partying amid crisis

Imo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has taken a swipe at Governor Hope Uzodimma and the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) over a recent South East meeting of APC

[FILES] Hope Uzodimma

Imo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has taken a swipe at Governor Hope Uzodimma and the governing All Progressives Congress (APC) over a recent South East meeting of APC and for partying despite the massacre in Otulu Ubawaha in Oru East Local Council of the state.

 
Imo PDP Publicity Secretary, Mazi Emenike Nmeregini, said Imo people are eagerly awaiting the ouster of Uzodimma.

The South East chapter of APC had converged on Owerri, Saturday, during which they announced support for Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s presidential quest.
 
Nmeregini, in a statement issued, yesterday, said it was provocative to see Uzodimma and a few APC members partying with exotic wines and champagne, while the state mourned the death of 20 people.

According to him, Uzodimma ignored calls to postpone the event in respect for the mood of the Imo people, saying there were reports that critical stakeholders in the state, including the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Ohaneze Youths, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) amongst others, reached out but he refused.
 
The PDP said: “The I-don’t-care, nothing-de-happen attitude of the governor since the gruesome murder of over 20 innocent youths – his own kinsmen, by the Ebubeagu operatives has become more glaring that he cares less if 10, 000 innocent lives are lost, under his watch.

“Uzodimma’s reaction to the alarming insecurity in the state, especially the recent Otulu massacre, confirms his tacit complicity to the reign of terror and bloodletting in Imo.

“It is undeniable that this governor has refused to welcome and implement wise counsels, strategies and solutions, proffered by the PDP in Imo and other patriotic stakeholders towards addressing the nagging insecurity and collapse of the government in the state.

“While the governor has not only shown deliberate lack of empathy to families of victims of the massacre, he has refused to extend solidarity to their families on behalf of the government and people of Imo.”

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