Buhari’s proposed visit to mock our people, says PDP
THE state’s chapter of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) says President Buhari’s official visit tomorrow is a deliberate ploy to mock his people.
The party noted that neither the president nor the governor has shown concern for the plight of the people, alleging that both president Buhari and governor Hope Uzodimma are the cause and source of the ongoing war of attrition in the State.
In a statement today by its Publicity Secretary, Ogubundu Nwadike, the party said that ordinarily a presidential visit should be a grand event but that the people of the state are not elated.
“Ordinarily, the people of Imo state are expected to be elated at the prospect of the visit of the president.
“But we note with regret that these familiar feelings and moods are absent in the case of the presidential visit to Imo state. Rather than be expectant and elated, the people are actually wondering what the president is coming to do in Imo State.
“Their feeling of loss and consternation derives from the emptiness and despondency that pervades the atmosphere in the state. In recent months, Imo, once a land of peace, was forcibly turned into a theatre of war. A phenomenon called unknown gun men reared its ugly head to the amazement of the people of the state. It was expected that the governor would toe the path of peace and arrest the slide. Instead, he exacerbated an already bad situation through inflammatory words and actions”.