The Imo State Chapter of the People Democratic Party( PDP) has asked governor Hope Uzodinma to resign following the worsening security situation in the state.
The PDP chairman in the state, Charles Ugwu, made the call on Thursday at a press conference in Owerri.
TheFact Nigeria Reports that Imo state in recent days has witnessed series of mayhem ranging from kidnapping, killings burning of government properties etc.
One of such ugly incidences is the gruesome murder of Ahmed Gulak, a former political adviser to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on Sunday.
The opposition party said the developments had shown that the governor had solutions to the numerous killings going on in the state.
Ugwu said this present administration lacked the capacity to guarantee the safety and security of lives and properties of the people of the state.
“Governor Hope Uzodinma in his capacity and responsibility as the chief security officer of the state has failed to protect the lives and property of Imo State.
“This has become necessary in view of the evident lack of capacity of the All Progressives Congress in Imo State to guarantee the safety of the people of the state,” he said.
The PDP chairman said that the opposition party was alarmed at the continued escalation of the militarisation of the state and mass arrest and alleged killing of the youths of the state.
Ugwu said that PDP was worried at the ongoing intimidation and harassment of youths of the state and “the attendant reciprocal and retaliatory attacks, burning down of police stations, and offices of the Independent National Electoral Commission.”
He said, “Our party finds it too worrisome that innocent civilians are mowed down daily, security personnel are wantonly killed, arson, murder, and carnage have become the lot of the hitherto most peaceful state in Nigeria.
“The climax is the gruesome murder of Hon Ahmed Gulak, the former aide to the then president, Dr Goodluck Jonathan, and a former member of the PDP.
“The PDP, Imo State, wishes to use this medium to solemnly extend our heartfelt condolences to all those who have fallen to the senseless and avoidable carnage going on in the state.”