Imo youths under the aegis of Okigwe North Youth Progressive Forum, ONYPF, on Monday, asked Imo politicians, especially Governor Hope Uzodinma, to forget political activities for the 2023 general elections and address the worsening security situation in the state.
The group expressed sadness over the incessant killing of youths in the state since the security breaches began without the political leaders coming together to find a lasting solution to the problem.
The National President of the group, Comrade Chidima Onyenagubo, stated this while addressing journalists in the Okigwe Local Government Area of Imo State, noting that the politicians must do everything possible to restore normalcy and peace.
They urged Uzodinma to rise up and stamp his authority as the Chief Security Officer of the state, adding that part of his duty is to ensure there’s peace in his state.
According to ONYPF, “Governor Uzodimma should come down from his exalted “throne”, call for stakeholders meeting that will cut across political parties, support the churches to ensure this cankerworm that is almost destroying our state is nipped in the bud once and for all.No sacrifice is too much to pay for peace to be restored in Imo State.
“Our political leaders should bury their differences and come together and restore peace in Imo State instead of jostling and scheming for 2023 elections
It is also regrettable that while these security challenges reign supreme, none of these political leaders talking about Egbu declaration deemed it necessary to make any statement against the insecurity in Imo.”
Onyenagubo lamented that Imo citizens both in diaspora and in other cities in Nigeria are scared of coming home during this yuletide because of the spate of insecurity in the state.
The youth group took a swipe at politicians talking about the 2023 governorship elections in the taste, describing them as selfish people who don’t have the interest of youths at heart.