A popular Owerri-based legal practitioner, Obidike Nwagwu has revealed that plans were on the offing, to force Sen Uzodinma out of Abuja, and back to Imo State, before his unannounced return on the last day of April 2021. Recall that Hope Uzodinma had been away from the state for almost six days, after an attack on his country home, by unknown gunmen, who set his house ablaze, and killed some security men stationed there.
The governor, who was already in Abuja, where he visits every weekend, cancelled his return to the state, despite the serious situation in the state, which required his presence to address.
While speaking with Verbatim News correspondent, Mercy Anaele, Nwagwu revealed that he and several concerned Imolites were already putting finally torches to their plans, to head to Abuja and stage a protest to force Uzodinma back to Imo.
“It was very shameful, that the so-called Chief Security Officer of the state, would be the first to run away,” Nwagwu stated. “We had already started making plans to storm Abuja, find wherever he was holed up, and protest until he leaves Abuja and returns to Imo.
“He saved himself the embarrassment by coming back today, else, we would have been in Abuja on Monday, and our faces would be all over the news with our placards, calling him to stop being a coward, and live up to the office be claims we gave him.
“If he likes, he can come back with the entire troops in Nigeria. I saw his convoy had increased. My own is that the killing of innocent citizens must stop. He was the one that invited army to Imo State. He should control them and find a way to bring this matter to rest, without more casualty.”