THE Peoples Democratic Party has called on the Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma, to stop what the party described as blame game, charging him to face the challenges facing the state.
This was contained in a press statement issued in Owerri on Tuesday and signed by the State Chairman of the PDP, Mr. Charles Ugwuh, and the Secretary, Ray Emeana.
The seven-paragraph statement by Imo PDP frowned on what the party described as “persistent and glaring false accusations levelled against their party as the instigator and promoter of the EndSARS youth protests in the state.
The state PDP specifically charged the APC-led administration in the state to “wake up from its slumber so that they can face the enormous challenges and problems confronting it, instead of chasing shadows and looking for scapegoat.”
Stressing that the PDP has no hand in the EndSARS protests, the party expressed dissatisfaction over the loss of lives and hijack of what began as a peaceful protest.
“Let it be emphatically stated that the PDP had no hand whatsoever in the unfortunate uprising, looting, arson and huge damage to Imo State and private assets, causing major dislocations to the lives of innocent citizens.
“As a responsible party, we join the majority of concerned and patriotic Nigerians in commiserating with those who lost their loved ones in the unnecessary violent aftermath of an otherwise peaceful protest by patriotic youths.
“The APC Government in Imo State under Governor Hope Uzodinma has no plans, strategies and basic coordinated ideas to tackle the economic challenges and expectations of Imo people.” (The Punch)