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Anyanwu Lambasts Uzodinma Over Ohaji Explosion

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The governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in last November’s guber election in Imo State, Senator Samuel Anyanwu, has lashed out at Governor Hope Uzodinma led-All Progressives Congress (APC) government accusing it of negligence, leading to the unfortunate, but avoidable explosion in Obitti community, Ohaji Egbema Local Government.

The explosion was a result of illegal bunkering.

The Eastern Updates reports that vandals had gone to a rubber estate in Othe bitti community and attempted to tamper with the oil by digging through an oil pipeline. In an attempt to steal the oil, the pipeline caught fire and killed several persons.

Anyanwu, the national secretary of PDP, blamed the Governor Hope Uzodimma administration for not protecting oil pipelines.

He said unemployment level, insecurity, the state’s financial status and Uzodimma’s lackadaisical attitude towards the well-being of the citizens offered oil thieves undue privilege to wreak havoc in Obitti community where many people were feared killed.

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Commiserating with the bereaved families and the people of Ohaji Egbema in general, Anyanwu, in a statement yesterday by his Media Adviser, Ikenna Onuoha, advised the state government to provide security, particularly along pipelines, to prevent recurrence.

“This administration in our state is ill-prepared and non-proactive. It is on record that since it came on board, there has been wide outcry, disenchantment, poverty, starvation and insecurity in virtually every part of the state. While Imo people barely struggle to escape from these challenges, it will be improper for the same government to allow oil thieves to continue to create pandemonium in the oil rich communities in Ohaji Egbema Oguta and its environs where lives and properties are consumed.”

Anyanwu, an erstwhile Senate Committee Chairman on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions, decried the rate of negative stories involving Imo State since the inception of the Uzodimma-led APC administration.

The PDP national secretary urged security agencies to “nip this ugly trend in the bud.”

He also advised youths to be law-abiding, enjoining monarchs to take charge of communities by setting up viable vigilance outfits that would monitor movements of strange persons within their domains.

The Eastern Updates

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