From Fred Itua, Abuja 

Opposition spokesperson and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) House of Representatives candidate for Ideato Federal constituency, has accused Governor Hop Uzodimma of mocking and celebrating the killings that happened in his Akokwa country home on 14th January, 2023.

He alleged that in his glee and celebration of the attack, the governor and the Government till date has not condemned the attack and the gruesome killing of innocent citizens of his state. 

He said rather, “In his mixed glee and anger, glee that the attack happened and anger that I did not die, the Governor throughout his speech did not condemn the killings that happened in my house. He did not commiserate with the families of the dead, yet these are citizens he swore to protect their lives. Till today, the Imo state Government has not condemned the attack on my house. This is very curious.”

He said further: “Nigerians however saw a Governor who rushed to the media to try to impede investigations (if any) by dishing out untenable and indefensible narratives to water down the massacre of our people. When the Governor spoke, he made reference to documents in his possession. 

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“The questions would then be, did the Governor have a brief of what happened to me even before it happened? What can Hope Uzodimma tell the world that he did with the so-called security report of my so-called meetings with people who wanted to stop elections in South East? Or did he not do anything because he knew the so-called people will come and attack me? 

“So when exactly did the Governor receive this his security report as there is yet no investigation on the terrorist attack on my house? 

Ikenga maintained that the mockery of the dead by the Governor was the height of insensitivity and the attempt by the Governor to divert attention from the real issues of the attack was a clear evidence of his involvement. 

“He said any attempt at investigating the matter will very easily expose those behind it and lead to the arrest of all those involved. 

“He thereafter called for the arrest and investigation of Mr. Chinasa Nwaneri, an aide to Governor Hope Uzodimma on Special Duties, Mr. Declan Emelumba, the Commissioner for Information, Imo State and one Ajangwo who he claimed celebrated his birthday yesterday, 31st January for their roles in the attack.”