The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has accused Governor Hope Uzodimma-led All Progressives Congress (APC) administration of resorting to violence, smear campaigns and propaganda against the people of the State.
PDP claimed that Uzodimma and the APC administration in Imo feared imminent defeat by the PDP ahead of the November 11, 2023 governorship election.
According to the party, APC is frustrated by the open rejection of Uzodimma by a majority of the people of the State due to his abysmal failure in office, the excruciating economic hardship and the mindless killing of thousands of innocent Imo citizens under his horrifying watch.
Hon. Debo Ologunagba, the National Publicity Secretary and Chairman of PDP, Special National Publicity Committee for Imo, Bayelsa and Kogi Governorship Elections, disclosed this on Tuesday.
Ologunagba alleged that the APC has resorted to deploying an instrument of State power to hound and harass opposition voices in the State, having realized that there is no way Uzodimma could win in a peaceful, free and fair election.
“APC’s sinister approach of attacking the people of Imo State is apparently to heighten the already tensed security situation in the State, instil fear in the people, prevent them from coming out to exercise their democratic right to vote, with the intention to creating an enabling situation for the APC to rig the election,” part of the statement read.