By Nnamdi Ojiego
A socio-political group, Imolites Collective, IC, has commended Imo State governor, Hope Uzodimma, for demonstrating political courage and responsibility towards restoration of peace and security in the state.
The group noted that there was no doubt that “political rascality and brazen criminality were at the root of the needless bloodletting, violence and brigandage that enveloped Owerri, the state capital and its environs.”
IC through its President, Elder Longinus Duru, said Uzodimma deserves kudos for rising up to the occasion to restore order and normalcy without the usual political pussyfooting often displayed by elected representatives.
“We are happy to note that normalcy and social life is returning to our beloved state.
“For this reason, we commend Governor Hope Uzodimma for his very proactive steps towards the return of peace and security in the state.
“There is no doubt the informal economy of our state was under serious injury because of the violence and criminality of past two months.
“We urge politicians to respect constituted authorities and stop levying war on the state just because things did not turn out their way in the last election,” IC stated.
The group, however, described as a welcome development, plan by the state government to engage the youth in productive ventures through micro credits and enhanced small and medium scale enterprises.
“Bringing the youth into the loop of economic development is a step in the right direction. Uzodimma has shown that he understands governance.
“As professionals, we encourage the governor to retain the focus on doing whatever augurs well for sustainable development.”