Posted by News Express | 25 November 2021 | 639 times
Imo State Government on Wednesday berated Senator Rochas Okorocha over his call on the Senate to intervene in the security breaches in the state, reminding the former Governor that he was actually the sponsor of insecurity in the state.
The government said Okorocha’s mischievous submission has vindicated its earlier stance that the Senator was plotting to get the federal government to declare a state of emergency in Imo by sponsoring insecurity.
“When we averred that Okorocha was the chief sponsor of insecurity in Imo for purely selfish and political gains, some people thought it was mere political talk. But his call on the floor of the Senate on Tuesday for the Senate to intervene in Imo State has exposed him,” the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Hon Declan Emelumba, said in a statement, Wednesday.
Emelumba continued: “It is a great pity that a former governor of the state could descend so low to sponsor insecurity in his state just because he wants to scuttle the wheel of justice at all costs. We know he is the one sponsoring kidnapping and arson and rebellion against the state. He is their pay master.”
Emelumba described Okorocha’s speech as a well-rehearsed script with the predetermined goal of goading the federal government to declare a state of emergency in Imo.
The Commissioner said the former governor was crying wolf when non exits, arguing that “the pockets of security breaches were nowhere near the picture painted by the senator.”
“The situation in Imo State is not worse than what obtains in some states, yet the Senate has not been invited by their own representatives to intervene.”
Emelumba said it was regrettable that Okorocha, instead of commiserating with victims of the crisis, wants to make political capital out of it, adding that “the Government in collaboration with security agencies was already on top of the situation.”
Emelumba noted that it was curious that anytime the security agencies were bringing the situation under control, some people will trigger another wave of violence, suggesting that the target is the office of the Governor.
“How come that it is only when the situation is returning to normal that people like Okorocha will raise false alarm? Does it not suggest that they actually know what is happening?” he asked.
Emelumba however commended the Senate President, Senator Ahmed Lawan for the mature answer he gave to Okorocha.
He further advised both the Senate and other federal government agencies to be at alert so as not to be taken in by the lies and cheap propaganda of the likes of Okorocha and opposition in Imo State.
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