Imo youth, under the auspices of the Okigwe North Youth Progressive Forum, ONYPF, on Monday called on Imo politicians, especially Governor Hope Uzodinma, to forget about political activities for the 2023 general elections and s ‘tackle the deteriorating security situation in the state.
The group expressed sorrow over the relentless killing of young people in the state since security breaches began without political leaders meeting to find a lasting solution to the problem.
The group’s national chairman, Comrade Chidima Onyenagubo, said this when speaking to reporters in the Okigwe local government area in Imo state, noting that politicians must do everything possible to restore normalcy. and peace.
They urged Uzodinma to stand up and mark his authority as head of state security, adding that part of his duty is to ensure peace in his state.
According to ONYPF, “Governor Uzodimma should come down from his exalted ‘throne’, call for a stakeholder meeting that transcends political parties, support churches to ensure that this looper worm that is destroying our state is nipped once and for all in the bud. No sacrifice is too dear to pay for peace to be restored in Imo state.
“Our political leaders should bury their differences and come together and bring peace to Imo State instead of scrambling and plotting for the 2023 elections.”
“It is also unfortunate that, while these security challenges reign supreme, none of these political leaders speaking about Egbu’s declaration have found it necessary to make any statement against insecurity in Imo.
Onyenagubo lamented that Imo citizens in the diaspora and other towns in Nigeria are afraid to return home during this Christmas season due to the wave of insecurity in the state.
The youth group slammed politicians for portraying the 2023 gubernatorial elections in taste, portraying them as selfish people who do not have the best interests of young people at heart.