Barely 48 hours after the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo State called for the resignation of the state governor, Hope Uzodinma, over the rising insecurity in the state, the state government has said the PDP has indicted itself with its demand.
Responding to the statement credited to the PDP, the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba, said the statement was self-indicting, noting that the PDP had admitted responsibility for the insecurity challenges in the state.
Emelumba alleged that right from the inception of the Uzodinma-led administration, the PDP leaders, particularly a former Deputy Governor in the state, Gerald Irona, had vowed to make the state ungovernable if they failed to get the review of the Supreme Court judgement on the governorship election in their favour.
He said, “It was all over the social media, where the party leadership made this threat which was even on video, and it was never denied nor retracted. The PDP has been on a mission to actualising it evidenced by the organised protests they staged in the early stages of the Uzodinma administration.
“The PDP never condemned the attacks on the correctional centre, the burnings of police stations, and killings in the state, showing that they condoned the attacks.
“PDP is condoning these attacks because it seems like they are playing a script and are very happy that they have reached the climax that is why they are issuing very illogical and unreasonable demands.”
Reacting to the claims by the state government, the PDP spokesperson in the state, Ogubundu Nwadike, said the APC-led administration in the state had failed.
He said, “We don’t need to join issues with a government that has failed in its primary duty of securing lives and property. Imo government should seek help on what is happening here. We insist that the governor should resign for incompetence.”
By Victor Uzoho…
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