Senator Hope Uzodimma, governor of Imo State, has been called for resignation by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) over insecurity in the state.
Charles Ugwu, the PDP chairman in the state, told a press conference held in Owerri on Thursday, June 3, that the crisis in the state showed that the governor had no answer to the spate of killings there.
Mr. Ugwu said that the All Progressives Congress-led government was not able to ensure the safety and security of lives and properties for the people of the state.
"We call on Governor Hope Uzodimma to take responsibility for the failure to protect the lives and property of the people of Imo State. “It has become necessary due to the apparent incapacity of the All Progressives Congress in Imo State to guarantee the safety of the people of the state,” he said.
PDP chairman said his party was concerned about the continued militarization of the state and the mass arrests and alleged killings of youths in the state.
The killing of innocent civilians daily, the wanton killing of security personnel, the burning of buildings, the murder of citizens, and the ensuing carnage are too worrisome to our party. The climax is the murder of Hon. Ahmed Gulak, the former aide to Dr. Goodluck Jonathan and a former member of the PDP. PDP, Imo State, wishes to use this medium to express our deep condolences to those who have lost their lives in the senseless and avoidable carnage taking place in the state." Ugwu said.
Agwu called on the state to launch a holistic investigation into the killing of a former presidential aide, Ahmed Gulak, on Sunday morning, May 30.