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Imo State Governor, Sen. Hope Uzodinma has asserted that politics is not war while calling on his political opponents to stop the violence and killings in the State in the name of politics.
The Governor made this assertion on Sunday at the All Saints (Anglican) Cathedral Diocese, Egbu in Owerri.
Addressing the congregation at the end of the Church Service, the Governor reminded his political opponents that power comes from God “and as a believer in God, I am bound by conscience to do the right thing as a Governor.”
He told the politicians to stop attending Church Service on Sundays and resort to financing violence and the shedding of blood of innocent Imo people the next day.
The Governor promised not to disappoint the reasonable expectations of Imo people.
He hailed the Bishop of the Diocese, Rt Rev Geoffrey Enyinnaya Okoroafor for the choice of his Homily which he said he benefited from.
Governor Uzodimma also congratulated the members of the Cathedral, men and women, and pleaded with Imo people in general to ‘have a rethink on what is happening in the State, characterised by violence, killings and destructions and orchestrated by the illegal release of over 1840 prison inmates at the Owerri Correctional Centre by unknown gunmen.’
The Governor said despite the huge amount of money spent in stemming the level of insecurity in the State, people have continued to be afraid because of the experience of the past.
‘I don’t blame the people because they live with the fear of the past phenomenon.’
He however appealed to the people not to sit at home any longer on Monday, reassuring them that the government had done a lot on security.