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Insecurity Has Dropped Imo IGR To Less Than ₦500m – Anyanwu

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The gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo State, Senator Samuel Anyanwu has declared that insecurity has reduced the monthly internally generated revenue of the state to less than ₦500 million.

Anyanwu made this claim while receiving over 4000 members of the Labour Party who were defecting to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to assist the latter clinch the Douglas House Owerri.

The Douglas House Owerri hopeful said under his watch, Imo will not export her youths saying rather he will partner with them to earn money and go for holidays abroad.

Congratulating the new members, Anyanwu expressed his willingness to restore the local governments, which he claimed had collapsed.

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According to him, insecurity and insurgency had led to the collapse of several businesses in the state which had resulted in dwindling internally generated revenue.

He said ‘As we speak, the economy of Imo has reduced, the internally generated revenue is less than N500million because of insecurity and killings.’

He promised to build satellite government houses in Orlu and Okigwe zones where he will stay and operate for three months in a bid to spread development in the state.

Earlier, leader of the defectors into PDP, Lady Nkechi Manus Ogu, who was until recently, the former Woman Leader of Labour Party for Owerri zone expressed her heartfelt gratitude for coming out of stress after all her contributions in the former party, adding that they will work round the clock to support PDP win the election.

According to Lady Ogu, the members across the 27 local government areas and the 305 wards decided to join PDP to support Anyanwu and Onyereri win the poll and make Imo safe again.

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