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Uzodinma Fails To Release Names of Sponsors of Terrorism In Imo State

Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma on Tuesday failed to release the names of specific persons sponsoring insecurity and terrorism in the state. recalls ahead of the Imo state stakeholders meeting/luncheon which took place on Tuesday, the Governor had raised expectations when he revealed that he would use the opportunity to disclose names of individuals behind the insecurity ravaging the state and also highlight his achievements in office within the last two years.

He made this known in a statement on Sunday by the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Hon Declan Emelumba.

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However, the Governor during the stakeholders’ meeting held at the Sam Mbakwe Executive chamber in the government house in Owerri made a u-turn on his earlier promise when he failed to disclose any specific person as responsible for the insecurity in Imo.

Uzodinma stated that he observed that his promise had caused tension in the state and would therefore allow the security agents to conclude their investigation and reveal those responsible for the attacks in Imo.

Uzodimma said, “You will recall that I have said that I will use the opportunity of this Stakeholders meeting to name those behind insecurity in the state.

“Since then, many politicians have latched on that statement to cause problems in the state. Even the media, both mainstream and social, did not help matters.

“I want to tell you that instead of naming them I will allow security agencies who are are already investigating those identified to finish their job. Naming them would jeopardize the work of security agencies who are already doing a great job.”

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The Imo Governor however singled out the current Imo West Senator and former Governor, Rochas Okorocha as an individual who gives him headaches because he fails to realize he is no longer in charge of the state.

“We have many former governors in the state. We have former governors Achike Udenwa, Ikedi Ohakim, Emeka Ihedioha and Rochas Okorocha. But Rochas Okorocha has failed to recognize that he is a former governor

“Rochas Okorocha is my younger brother. I am older than him and today I am the governor. He should recognize that fact and accord me that respect,” he added.


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