NewsOnline Nigeria reports that the senator representing Imo West, Rochas Okorocha has slammed Imo Governor Hope Uzodimma for what he described as the politicisation of Monday’s attacks on Imo Police Headquarters and Correctional Centre.
This online news platform earlier reports that Uzodimma had alleged some aggrieved sponsored the attacks where over 1,800 inmates were freed with the Police Headquarters razed.
But Okorocha, during a condolence visit to the family of late Mrs. Felicia Kanen Biskanga in Kuru, expressed disgust over the pronouncement.
He told reporters the governor should face the challenges of leadership by applying wisdom instead of apportioning blames.
He explained that despite the challenges of IPOB and other agitators during his tenure as Governor, he was able to keep the State peaceful because he consulted widely with relevant stakeholders.
The senator emphasised except justice is allowed and poverty stamped out, the workload on the military and the Police Force would yield little or no results.
According to him: “Even IPOB seemed to have been very strong during my own time, they were ready to engage government but we applied wisdom in the sense that we talked with the traditional rulers, the youth leaders and made them see reasons.
“That is the way to go, engaging them with issues but this idea of bringing in Air Force, army as a first measure, whoever is saying politicians are involved is trying to politicise the whole thing.
“I don’t think that any sane politician will go and ask youths to shoot at the Police headquarters and all that.”