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The Imo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed worry over the silence of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on the senseless attack which led to the untimely death of two prominent traditional rulers in the State, leaving many others severely wounded.
The ruling party under the leadership of Hon. Macdonald Kelechi Ebere said, ‘Our party has observed with great concern the silence of the political oppositions in the face of these reckless attacks on innocent citizens of the State.
‘We are further worried that the same opposition will not hesitate to rise in critic against government and security agencies in their lawful efforts to bring perpetrators of violent crimes to book. Opposition without conscience is a dangerous threat to democracy and humanity.’
In a press release which was made available to The Eastern Updates, the APC through its Publicity Secretary, Kajethan Duke condemned in strong terms, the barbaric and unprovoked attack on Njaba LGA Council of Traditional Rulers while having their routine townhall meeting with the Interim Management Committee chairman of the area on Tuesday, October 19, 2021.
The party said, ‘We join the Executive Governor of Imo State, Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodimma in the condemnation of this heinous and dastardly act, we call on all relevant security agencies in the state to rise up to recent security challenges in the state, particularly in the area of intelligence gathering and rapid response approach.’
The party further called on Imolites to join hands with state government and security agencies to rid our state of unscrupulous elements who delight in the perpetration of reckless attacks on innocent and helpless members of the society unprovoked.
The party expressed ‘sincere condolence to the IMC Chairman, the good and resilient people of Njaba on the death of their esteemed traditional rulers and particularly the immediate bereaved royal families, while praying for the repose of the departed.
‘The provocative desecration of our land with violent killings of innocent citizens, particularly the sacrilegious murder of our traditional rulers, our party throws its total support to the state government and all relevant security agencies in their best security arrangement and effort to bring the perpetrators and their sponsors and enablers to face the full wrath of the law.’
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