Imo PDP planning fake protest in Abuja over insecurity –state govt

Imo State government has said that it was aware of a sinister plan by the state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to feast on the blood of the victims of insecurity in the state, through a planned phantom protest in Abuja, scheduled for this week.

The state government in statement in Owerri, on Monday by the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba, said: “Fully aware of its lack of capacity and integrity to win the upcoming Governorship election in Imo State this November, the PDP is now resorting to this barefaced falsehood embedded in hypocrisy as the last ditch effort to win the sympathy of gullible members of the society.

Peoples Democratic Party, PDP

“Aware of its complicity in the blood letting that previously rocked the state after it brazenly declared that it will make Imo ungovernable for Governor Hope Uzodimma, PDP now wants to turn the table against the same government by recruiting unsuspecting people and urchins from the 27 local government areas of the state and parade them as victims of insecurity in the state, who will claim that it was the government that killed their relatives.

“Currently, PDP is moving across the local government areas paying huge sums of money to people, 10 per LGA, preparatory to shipping them to Abuja for the orchestrated protest.

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“Government is, therefore, warning parents and guardians to rein in their children and wards lest they become victims in a proxy war of vendetta and greed.

“Both the Nigerian people and the diplomatic community should ignore such self serving politically motivated protest which is aimed at blackmailing the state government.

“The security agencies have also been put on high alert to look out for those bent on perpetrating crimes in a bid to thwart the hard won peace in the state.

Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State

“Finally, the administration of Hope Uzodimma will continue to do all within its constitutional responsibilities to ensure that nobody disrupts the peace of the state. It will also continue to discharge its responsibility of protecting lives and property in the state,” he added.

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