From Evarest Ezihe, Owerri
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Imo State chapter has attributed the current security challenges in the country to administrative failure of the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC) led Federal and the state government.
PDP made the observation in a press statement issued at the weekend in Owerri, Imo state, by its state chairman Engr. Charles Ugwu
According to him “it may be pertinent to state sadly though, that the current national security crisis has exposed the incompetence of the APC Government to provide safety and security of lives and property in the country.
“It’s most worrisome that the ugly situations have been allowed to creep into Imo State, following the invitation of the military into the State by Governor Hope Uzodimma” he noted.
Ugwu pointed out that the heightened insecurity has everything to do with such provocative policy decisions that have sustained the injustices and marginalization of Ndigbo, giving ample impetus to the avoidable emergence of such self determination groups as the IPOB, BIM, MASSOB and an army of enraged youths.
The PDP chairman further alleged that “the roles of the total failure of governance in Imo State under the watch of Governor Hope Uzodimma as justified in his failure to pay workers and pensioners, his resort to blame game, his peddling of falsehood, propaganda and blackmail, the high rate of youth unemployment and the intractable internal crisis in Imo APC . All these have played roles in worsening the height of insecurity in the state”
He further called on all men and women of good will, Civil Society Organizations, the clergy and religious groups, other political parties, traders and artisan associations, professional organizations, traditional rulers as well as Town Union leaders to avail themselves and come together to find a lasting solution to the alleged bizarre massacre in Imo citizeg, accusing the Governor of being incompetent.