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With less than two weeks to the 11th of November governorship election in Imo state, a group which identifies itself as the Imo Progressives Movement (IPM), has raised the alarm of an alleged deal by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) with two warlords in Rivers and Edo states to invade the state with over 2,000 armed militants to unleash mayhem on the populace so as to abort the poll.
According to the group, these armed bandits were to be deployed across the 27 council areas of the state with a mandate to attack electoral officials, hijack and divert election materials.
The group’s Director General (DG), Comrade Jeff Nwaoha, who stated this while briefing newsmen in Owerri said that the IPM had equally uncovered plans by the same henchmen of the major opposition party (PDP) to ignite the flames of crisis within the security establishments in the state by raising spurious allegations against law enforcement agencies in the state and calling for the removal of their heads in the state.
‘Their expectation is that by puncturing public confidence in the security agencies and throwing the very security apparition of the state into disarray, they can be in a good stead to wreak havoc upon our state.”
‘About two months ago, Nwaoha recalled that the election surveillance team of IPM started to intercept and warehouse credible intelligence about some secret meetings allegedly being held by certain PDP chieftains in Abuja, Owerri and Lagos with a mission to figure out ways to stop the November 11 gubernatorial election and cause an unconstitutional change of government in the state.
Additionally, he alleged that the anonymous PDP operatives had used their social media influence to spread a false narrative alleging that Governor Hope Uzodimma had paid $2 million to the Supreme Court via a man named Duru Gold Ibrahim.
He added that this was followed up with a publication of a graphic design of the said Mr. Duru with his supposed telephone number and a mobilisation of their supporters to keep dialing the number in dubious protest.