Imo PDP orders Uzodimma: Prepare your handover notes
The Imo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has told the state governor, Hope Uzodimma, to prepare his handover notes ahead of the state’s governorship election in the last quarter of 2023.
The PDP in a statement issued by its publicity secretary in the state, Collins Opurozor, accused the governor of planning to arrest and indefinitely detain some prominent leaders of the main opposition party.
The statement said that the PDP in the state would resist any plot to gag the opposition in the state.
The statement partly read, “The Peoples Democratic Party in Imo State views with dismay the story making the rounds that the regime of Senator Hope Uzodimma has concluded plans to arrest and indefinitely detain some prominent leaders of our Party ahead of the 2023 elections over some fallacious, imaginary and trumped-up charges.
“What is really distressing about the whole saga is not so much that it is being personally promoted and syndicated by Senator Uzodimma’s hirelings, than that the Imo State Police Command, which has been reported to be masterminding this very provocative hatchet operation, has till this moment refused to come out clean about its alleged role.
“Our Party, therefore, warns that the barbaric attempt by this war-mongering regime in Imo State to gag, incarcerate, crush or eliminate our leaders will be met with very stiff resistance, and it will most certainly backfire. Senator Uzodimma and his band of political jaywalkers must denounce aggression now and give peace a chance in Imo.
“For almost three years since the Supreme Court foisted him on Imo people, this disputed Governor has not hidden his penchant for crisis, anarchy and perfidy. This is even as he has totally failed to address the basic issues of governance, chief among which is insecurity, bedevilling the state.
“Before now, the chaotic government had sent some thugs and security operatives to seal off the campaign office belonging to our senatorial candidate for Imo East, Hon. Uche Onyeagucha, in Owerri. They had also severally hired hoodlums to stage protests against PDP chieftains. Every other week, rented hoodlums are let loose in Owerri to foul up the city and call for the arrest of our leaders over absolutely nothing. We have intercepted intelligence that our leaders might begin to disappear under inexplicable circumstances as the elections approach.
“It is important to state that since the INEC voter register fraud perpetrated in the Governor’s village, Omuma, and other parts of the state was exposed, the frustrations of this illegitimate government have only increased. We also have intelligence about an ongoing plot to hire a new set of hoodlums to begin demonstrations in Owerri against PDP leaders just to incite violence against these very respected sons of the state.
“This renewed gale of aggression and belligerence against prominent Imo leaders is a fit testimony to the unbearable frustrations of a defeated regime which has reached its terminus. Punch