Ugochinyere Accusses Uzodinma Of Fueling Insecurity In Imo

The lawmaker representing Ideato North/South at the Nigerian House of Representatives, Hon. Ikenga Ugochinyere has lashed out at Governor Hope Uzodinma, accusing him of fueling insecurity in Imo State and South-East region.

Speaking in an interview monitored by Africa Today News, New York on Monday, Ugochinyere claimed that it is crucial to identify the remote cause of insecurity in the region and address the need to release Nnamdi Kanu who is the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), for lasting peace in the zone.

While sharing his views on the role of the South-East governors in ensuring that sit-at-order comes to an end and peace returns to the region, he said, ‘Some of the governors in the South-East are enjoying the crisis in the region. Possibly they’re benefiting from the insecurity.’

He added that; ‘Some of them recruited vigilante groups from neigh­bouring states into their state security architecture. The vigilante people turned out to be unknown gunmen. You can see what I went through. Some of them attacked me.

‘The vigilante group that the governor of Imo State is running goes after his politi­cal opponents. People are be­ing killed, houses are being burnt, and youths are being kidnapped.

‘Hope Uzodinma is fueling the crisis in Imo State. I have evidence to back that. If you go to Ohaji-Egbema, Osu, you’ll agree with the report of an international organi­sation that over 12,000 people have lost their lives as a result of Ebube Agu activities.

‘Was it not the same people that attacked Hon. Kingsley that he couldn’t participate in the election? Is that how to maintain security? I can­not vouch for him (Uzodin­ma), but I know that Charles Soludo is trying to adopt both the political and security ap­proach to end insecurity.’

Africa Today News, New York reports that Ugochinyere has been a strong critic of the Imo Governor.

Africa Today News, New York

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