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Uzodimma chickens out in naming sponsors of banditry


Hope Uzodimma speaks at the stakeholders meeting in Owerri Tuesday


By Victor Nwachukwu/Owerri

Gov. Hope Uzodimma of Imo failed to keep his promise to unveil the sponsors of banditry, kidnapping and cannibalism in his state.

Instead, he devoted his speech at a stakeholders meeting on Tuesday to reeling out the achievements of his administration in the last two years.

He also spoke about his main problem in the state, former governor Rochas Okorocha, whose son-in-law, Uche Nwosu was arrested last week.

He accused Okorocha of planning to be governor again.

“Imo State has former governors like Chief Achike Udenwa, Chief Ikedi Ohakim, Governor Emeka Ihedioha and Governor Okorocha, but the only difference between Okorocha and other former governors is that he is out of office but he still wants to be governor again.”

Governor Uzodimma said that he did not want to join issues with Okorocha while he promised to do everything possible to ensure there is peace in the state.

He disclosed that his administration, since assumption of office, had faced a  barrage of security challenges, the first one being politically-sponsored against his administration.

He said his administration has embarked on rehabilitation of 99 roads across the state in the last two years.

He said that out of the 99 roads, 32 had been fully completed, while the remaining would soon be completed.

He listed the high priority roads to include: Owerri-Orlu and Owerri-Okigwe dual carriage ways which, he said, would serve as great stimulant to the economy of the state, when completed.