The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Imo state chapter, has expressed dismay over alleged plot by the governor of the state, Senator Hope Uzodimma, to arrest and detain some prominent leaders of the party ahead of the 2023 general elections over some fallacious, imaginary and trumped-up charges.
In a press release, the publicity secretary of the party, Collins Opuruzor, alleged that the governor was using operatives of the Imo state Police command as hirelings to perfect his plans, a move which has made it more distressing.
He stated in unequivocal terms that, ” the party warns that the barbaric attempt by 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.”
The party also alleged that for three years the governor came on board, he has not hidden his penchant for crisis, anarchy and perfidy, even as he totally failed to address the basic issues of governance, chief among which is insecurity, bedeviling the state.
He said: “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 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.”