The attention of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Imo State chapter has been drawn to a reckless and careless statement circulating on various online media platforms credited to Hon. Ndudi Elumelu, representing the Aniocha North/ South and Oshimili North/South Federal Constituency of Delta State, at the Green Chambers of National Assembly, wherein he mischievously attributed the current security situation in the state to Governor Hope Uzodimma’s lack of capacity.
In the said publication, Elumelu was quoted as saying “As representatives of the people, our caucus believes that the situation has gone beyond the capacity of the Imo State government, especially given its failure to gain control since inception.”
Ordinarily, the party would have ignored such obviously laughable, ignorant, unparliamentary and politically induced statement as it contradicts every practical realities on ground. However, we are constraint to inform Elumelu and those he represents that in spite of their media manipulative strategies designed to undermined the efforts of the Uzodimma’s led APC administratition in Imo State, the government has remained focused and unwavering in it’s primary obligation to ensure adequate security of lives and properties of Imolites.
Contrary to the misguided position of the Elumelu’s led minority caucus, governor Uzodimma had amongst others pragmatic measures to address the current security situation held series of joint strategic meetings with various relevant security agencies and critical stakeholders in the state. Furthermore, to match his words with action, the Uzodimma led government recently handed over various modern state-of-the-art security infrastructure to our security agencies.
If Elumelu was sincere to himself and not out for a paid hatchet job by some desperate politicians in the state, he ought to have known that the current security situation is not peculiar to Imo State , as the situation in his home state has gotten to a worrisome and precarious state. While Elumelu was busy perfecting his hatchet job against Governor Uzodimma, Delta State was under siege by hoodlums.
It was reported that four police men lost their lives after gunmen attacked a police station at Umutu in Ndowka LGA of the state. Earlier before then, another police station at Nsukwa in Aniocha South LGA was brought down by hoodlums. If Elumelu has been a grassroots representative, he would have also known that facilities of the Nigerian Police Force and other government owned institutions in Delta State have been under unabated attacks in recent time by gunmen.
As a responsible and responsive political organization, the Imo APC will not be distracted by the mischievous, worthless and inconsequential media manipulations fraudulently crafted by Elumelu and cohorts to undermine the effort of APC led government in the state, while his own state of Delta is on the brick of collapse.
While we call on Imolites and discerning members of the reading public to disregard Elumelu’s unwarranted and unguided vetupurations, we want to advise Elumelu once again like Christ enjoined Christians as recorded in book of Matthew 7:5 “You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.”
Elumelu should be told that there is time for everything, including mercantile political jobber. A word is enough for the wise.
Imo shall prevail!
APC Media Center
June 1, 2021.