Imo State Governor Hope Uzodimma has called for all hands on deck in the State as he revealed that he cannot assure security by himself alone.
Uzodimma spoke while fielding questions from State House reporters after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House. Uzodimma called for the collaborative effort between traditional rulers, religious leaders, politicians, and the people in order to safeguard the state.
He said: “In Imo state, as I speak to you only me cannot restore security. Only me cannot guarantee security. I’ve to work with traditional rulers have to work with opinion leaders, I’ve to work with the youth leaders to be able to deploy community kind of security programme, to be able to resist what is going on today.
“But you’ve heard how people will come from outside the state in the name of unknown gunmen. I don’t know when we’ll begin to know these people and they’ll commit atrocities, and they will now flee.”
He also spoke about the insecurity situation plaguing the nation as he said the disturbance are being carried out by certain people to sabotage the government.
In his words: “Part of the problem of this government is the deliberate attempt by some group of people to pull (it) down.
“Because nobody is telling me that this government is not performing, that salaries are not being paid or that the roads are not being constructed or the railway is not going or the various intervention funds to empower our youths are not being given out.
“Nobody has come in concrete terms to accuse this government of one failure or the other. All we hear is that herdsmen and farmers are fighting and for that reason 200 people are kidnapped. People are shot down there, people are killed there.
What do you want the government to do? We must be realistic. I believe in pragmatism. I believe in doing things right. Can anybody come and tell me one, two, three, four reasons why this APC should not win in the next election?