The flagbearer of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) for the forthcoming November 2023 gubernatorial election in Imo State, Uche Ben Odunzeh, on Monday, called out the Governor Hope Uzodinma over worsening security problems in the state.
He attributed negligence and insensitivity by the governor to the plights and welfare of the youths to the insecurities in the state.
Mr Odunzeh who bared his mind against the increasing menaces of unknown armed men in the state, recently, on an arrival at Sam Mbakwe Cargo Airport in Imo State.
The NNPP chieftain reiterated his readiness to combat every act of criminalities being perpetrated by the youths in the state, contracted by disgruntled politicians through initiations of empowerment and development scheme programmes.
According to Odunzeh, I must say the failure of the governor to adequately address the needs of the population of Imo youths, and lack of essential amenities and the absence of employment opportunities for the youths had contributed to the rise in crime and unrest
The NNPP gubernatorial standard-bearer however advocated for a comprehensive
approach to tackle the security problems and vowed to prioritize youth empowerment if given the chance to emerge as Imo governor in the November 11 state election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The Imo party stalwart further made case on the essential need to invest in education and skills acquisition training programs, believing that by providing proper opportunities to the youths, they could become more productive members of the society and contributors to the state’s growth.
Odunzeh reiterated his promise to focus on improving the provision of basic amenities, such as access to clean water, healthcare facilities, and better infrastructure across the state.
“A more secure and prosperous Imo state could only be achieved through concerted efforts to uplift the youths and address their needs, “he posited.