Imo State youths under the Coalition For Justice, Peace And True Democracy, on Friday led a protest in Owerri, the state capital, calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to investigate alleged seditious statements by political leaders fueling insecurity in the State.
The youths who marched to the Government House to present their grievances, registered their anger through their spokesperson Ahumaraeze Ikechukwu.
Speaking at the government house, Ikechukwu said: “There are certain issues that give a reason for grave concern such as the shameful display on the 28th day of July 2022. Uche Onyeagocha addressed Emeka Ihedioha as imo Governor at the VIP reception of the Sam Mbakwe cargo airport.
“We recall the unkind statement made by Gerald Iron, a former House of Representative member and Deputy to the administration of Chief Emeka ihedioha who said they would “make imo ungovernable” for the APC.
“Emeka ihedioha has on so many occasions opined that he must be the governor of Imo State, one of which was a verbal attack on Kano Governor Abdullahi Ganduje at a function for not recognising him as Imo Governor of imo.”
He added: “The people of Imo State are not going to relent if actions are not taken, we will resist all forms of treason to the people of imo State. Our best assurance is that our cry to save our democracy from impending danger will be harkened to.”
The Nation reports that they demanded Governor Hope Uzodimma be given a peaceful atmosphere to continue delivering good governance.
“The APC administration in imo today has cured the deficit in road infrastructure without recourse to Federal or local government roads with 100 roads embarked on and 56 roads completely delivered.
“They have nothing to stop the accountability and transparency of the state. Affairs so they have sought to galvanize terror against APC members and supporters in the state.
“We are calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to save the democracy in Imo State by investigating them for the interest of the state,” they said.
Chief of Staff to Governor Hope Uzodimma, Nnamdi Anyaehie, who received the youths, assured he would deliver their message to the Governor.