-Maintains stand on Okorocha,Nwosu
Imolites who excitedly expected the Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma to name those he claimed are behind the escalating insecurity in the State as he previously promised were utterly disappointed as the governor reneged on his promise, claiming that his intention to name the culprits had been politicized and given different coloration, while insisting that Rochas Okorocha and his son-in-inlaw, Uche Nwosu have questions to answer on the rising insecurity in Imo.
Uzodinma had on several occasions through statements signed by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba assured Imo people that he would use the occasion of the sixth edition of Imo Stakeholders Forum held at the Government House Owerri, on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 to name those he claimed were sponsoring and financing insecurity in the state.
Investigation by our reporter reveals that the governor’s statement hinged on politicization of intention has struck different chords in a cross section of Imo people who expressed disappointment that Uzodinma chickened out and reneged on his promise after the much orchestrated and publicized assurance which they said would have, to a large extent addressed the issue of insecurity and attendant challenges.
They wondered why a governor who occupies such highly esteemed office should make promises that he can’t keep.
Uzodinma also berated former Governor Rochas Okorocha for lacking the capacity to accept the reality that he is no longer the governor of Imo State. “It is unfortunate that of all the past governors of the state, including Achike Udenwa, Ikedi Ohakim, Emeka Ihedioha and Rocha Okorocha, it is only the latter that is creating problems for this administration. He either seems not to appreciate the fact that he is out of office or wants to remain in office even when his tenure had elapsed.”
Continuing, “He said, “if he can’t respect me as the governor of Imo State, he should at least respect me because I am older than him.”
Uzodinma who stated that he has no personal grouse against anybody assured that all he is doing is in the collective interest of the state and her people, said he is passionately committed to doing that for which he was elected and would not be deterred by the antics and shenanigans of detractors.