The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo State, on Friday, declared that the state cannot survive Senator Hope Uzodinma’s second time interval in office.
The opposition talked about it can amount to reinforcing failure and rising the massive treasury looting and outrageous bloodshed in Imo if the Governor Uzodinma, won’t be booted out of vitality on the polls in November 2023.
PDP in a press launch signed by its Publicity Secretary, Collins Opurozor, and made on the market to DAILY POST in Owerri, talked about its finds it fully shameful and unacceptable that among the many many 36 states inside the nation, Imo State is presently on the bottom rung of the ladder as far as viability index is nervous.
The assertion reads, “Our Party is also greatly pained that in the 2022 “State of States Report” simply currently revealed by civic group, BudgIT, Imo has been categorized as a result of the worst State inside the Southeast in the case of fiscal effectivity, and it is also among the many many ten worst States in Nigeria.
“This was the an identical Imo that gained laurels in fiscal self-discipline, transparency and accountability in 2019 when our Party was in vitality.
“We have it on BudgIT’s authority that virtually seventy % of the over N600 billion that has accrued to Imo State beneath Senator Uzodinma has gone into recurrent expenditure. This is to the tune of successfully over N420 billion. Particularly, the federal authorities’s spending priorities current that this staggering sum has solely gone into sustaining extended convoys, flying personal jets, ingesting champagnes, financing propaganda machineries, sustaining idle appointees and likewise frittered away by a multiplicity of various irresponsible strategies.
“What is further troubling is that BudgIT explicitly says the regime of Senator Uzodinma has raised the debt profile of Imo State by 121% merely in twelve months, thereby rising Imo’s indebtedness to N210 billion. Yet, there could also be fully no single landmark problem carried out to justify that such loans have been taken.
“Even when the corrupt regime has hijacked and pocketed an entire of N127 billion that obtained right here to the native governments from the Federation Accounts Allocation Committee (FAAC), there has not been a single journey of improvement sand dropped in any native authorities house of the State.
“Instead, Senator Uzodinma has dispatched a gaggle of his reward singers, led by a factional State Chairman of the APC, to the numerous native authorities areas to mock the people by telling them that, “Our Governor despatched us.
“We obtained right here to take heed to your challenges and points for onward presentation to the federal authorities in Owerri for reply.
“This is indisputable proof that for 3 years, Senator Uzodinma neither understands one thing regarding the challenges coping with the numerous areas of the State, nor has he carried out one thing to take care of the challenges.
“Imo PDP therefore urges Imo people to remain patient and resolute, being aware that this very cruel regime which has wrought untold agonies on them will soon give way for good.”