Imo PDP blasts Uzodimma for allegedly partying amid crisis
First opposition party in Imo State, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) took a swipe at Governor Hope Uzodimma and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party during the APC meeting of the South East that just ended and for celebrating despite the Otulu Ubawaha massacre in the Oru East Local Government Area of the state.
The party’s publicity secretary, Mazi Emenike Nmeregini, said the IMO people were eagerly awaiting the ousting of Governor Hope Uzodimma. APC’s southeastern chapter had emptied out in Owerri on Saturday during which they announced their support for Asiwaju Bola Tinubu’s presidential quest.
Nmeregini, in a statement released yesterday, said it was provocative to see Uzodimma and a few APC members celebrating with exotic wines and champagne as the state mourned the death of 20 people. According to him, Uzodimma ignored pleas made to him to postpone the event regarding the mood of the people of Imo, saying there were reports that critical stakeholders of the state, including the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Ohaneze Youths, Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), among others, reached out but he refused.
The PDP said: “The attitude of the governor, I don’t care, nothing has happened since the horrific and widely condemned murder of more than 20 innocent young people – his own parents by his Ebubeagu militia has become more egregious than he care less if 10,000 innocent lives have been lost, on his watch, since he burst into Government House in January 2020.
Governor Uzodinma’s reaction to the alarming insecurity in the state, particularly the recent Otulu massacre, confirms his tacit complicity with the reign of terror and bloodshed in Imo State”.
The party maintained that “it is indisputable that this Governor has serially refused to accommodate and implement sound advice, strategies and solutions, offered by the PDP in Imo State and those in other patriotic stakeholders to address the continued insecurity and government collapse in Imo State. . Although the governor not only showed a willful lack of empathy for the families of the massacre victims, he deliberately refused to extend his solidarity to their families on behalf of the government and people of the state. Imo.