Collins Opuruzor, the Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) director of new media for Imo State, has criticised Governor Hope Uzodinma for making repeated trips to meet with President Muhammadu Buhari without producing results to end the state’s numerous problems.
The Imo governor made multiple trips to Buhari in less than three years, according to the PDP spokesperson, who also alleged that Uzodinma simply comes to Aso Rock for the purpose of taking pictures with the Nigerian president.
According to Mr. Opuruzor, who spoke through a statement that was forwarded to Newsmen on Thursday, between the time Uzodinma was brought to Imo state on January 15, 2020, and the present, the Imo governor has traveled out of the state 116 times and back 116 times, spending 8.3 million from the public coffers to hire a private jet for each trip.
Additionally, he claimed that Imo state may have lost nearly N2 billion as a result of Governor Uzodinma’s 232 private jet trips to Abuja. He emphasized that if such a huge sum could be used to pay for travel, it is easier to imagine how much the accidental ruler’s indulgent lifestyle in Abuja must cost.
According to the party chieftain, “for an entity like Imo where salaries and pensions have remained unpaid, and where Infrastructural decay has become a source of immense sorrow, this penchant for luxury and unguarded lust for good life in far away Abuja by Uzodinma can never be rationalized.
“What baffles many is that since Uzodinma began his shameless photographic sessions in Aso Rock, there is no single project in Imo which he can claim to have attracted from such vainglorious displays. He skirts around President Buhari possibly for the fun of it and possibly also, to rob it on the faces of his perceived foes that he can have photoshoots with the President whenever he wants.”
Continuing, Opuruzor further regretted, “the pain, however, is that while Uzodinma is lazying around in Abuja, Imo state is burning down to ashes. Just like Emperor Nero who fiddled while Rome burnt, history will record Uzodinma’s fun seeking indulgences in Abuja even when Imo people live in the throes of siege and mass murderers. Today, terrorists, bandits and fundamentalists are expanding their territory in Imo, slaughtering countless innocent citizens, abducting many more, subjecting their captives, including women and children to torture, rape and the most gruesome forms violence and death.
“Since the killings in Imo started, Uzodinma has neither proffered any solution to the ugly situation nor even offered any satisfactory explanation about the causes. He has instead blamed everyone else and everything else for it but himself. If he was duly elected, he would have known that the security of lives and property should be his first-line obligation. But, unfortunately, he wasn’t.
“It is time for President Buhari and his handlers in Aso Rock tell Uzodinma the bitter truth. “Go and solve the problems in your state. Aso Rock is not a photo studio, “the Imo spokesman submitted.
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