As Campaigns are heating up and candidates visiting critical stakeholders, The Standard bearer and the Candidate of the Young Progressive Party YPP in the forthcoming Imo State Governorship Election Dr. Kemdi Chino Opara maintained that insecurity will be gone in the state if given the mantle of Leadership.
In a press release from Dr. Kemdi Chino Opara YPP Imo State Governorship Campaign Council dated September 25th, 2023 and signed by Rt. Hon Michael Anyanwu the Deputy Director, Media and Communications, the Governorship hopeful expressed serious concern about the heightening insecurity in the State which has negatively affected the living standard and condition of Ndi Imo and has caused the premature deaths of many innocent Imolites, Royal Fathers and security operatives in the State.
Dr Opara made his worry known last Friday during his visit to the Bishop of the Diocese of Owerri of the Anglican Communion, His Lordship, Rt. Rev. Chukwuma C. Oparah PhD. JP, at the Bishop’s Court in the Imo State capital. He noted that the three zones of the State have witnessed frequent attacks and killings by gunmen with Orlu Zone including Oru East local government area where the incumbent governor is from mostly affected. He continued that many bright brains that would have contributed positively to the good and progress of the State have been wasted by armed groups, adding that the most recent attack which saw the gruesome killing of eight security agents made up of soldiers, policemen and operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Umualumaku community, Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of the State is very appalling and highly reprehensible.
The Obazu Mbieri-born leader and renowned philanthropist was visibly emotional and heartbroken over the incessant mindless killings of innocent Imo people as he explained that it is very distressing that the Imo government of the day has failed in its primary duty of ensuring peace and security in the State; stressing that no one in the State sleeps with both eyes closed regardless whether one lives in the city or rural area.
The Governorship candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) assured that his administration will restore Security back in Imo State if given the mandate to serve Ndi Imo as their Governor and promised that his administration will live up to the primary duty of government of ensuring that the lives and property of Imo people are protected and guaranteed under the law.
Showing further concern to help the families of the slain victims when he becomes Governor, the ardent Christian vowed to work with religious leaders and relevant professionals to provide them with effective psychological interventions and support including routine rehabilitative counselling in order to help them overcome depression and post‐traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of grief.
Credit: Imo Breaking News.