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Sen Athan Achonu who is the governorship candidate of the Labour Party in Imo State, has decried the high level of insecurity in the state, claiming that the situation has assumed a frightening dimension.
The LP candidate for the 11th of November Imo governorship election said the state condition right now is worse than that of Somalia and Afghanistan, adding that the only scenario he could compare with what is happening in the state was what happened in Kamarushe, Cambodia in the 1960s.
Sen Achonu made the observation in Owerri during the inauguration of his local government areas campaign coordinating team.
He announced that the 2023 LP presidential candidate, Peter Obi and Abia State governor, Dr Alex Otti will be in the state for the formal flag-off of the party’s campaign on Saturday, August 22, 2023.
Expressing astonishment on the volatile security index of the state at the moment, the Umunumo, Ehime Mbano local government area-born initiator of the Aku Ruo Ulo Developmental Philosophy noted that since he was born, he had not witnessed what is going on in the state right now.
He said the destruction of lives and property in the state today is quite unimaginable and heartbreaking, pointing out that the crisis has so degenerated to a level that the majority of Orlu people do not go to their ancestral homes.
According to him, the Imo carnage has so deteriorated to the extent that it will be stating the obvious to say that what happened in Somalia and Afghanistan were child’s play in comparison to what Imo people are passing through currently.
He however expressed confidence that the existential threat which has almost brought the state to its knees would soon be effectively addressed by the incoming government of the Labour Party to be led by him.
He called on the campaign team, Labour Party members and the electorate in the state to play the role expected of them during the campaign and also vote him in the election to enable him stamp out insecurity from the state.
Sen Achonu urged the campaign team to brace up for the struggle to liberate the state from the bondage of misrule and bad governance.