The All Progressives Congress (APC) has condemned the attack on the country home of Imo state governor, Hope Uzodinma.
On Saturday, assailants stormed Governor Uzodinma’s residence in Omuma in an attempt to burn down the house. Although they were repelled by the security operatives attached to the governor’s house, some vehicles parked on the premises were burnt.
The APC also condemned the attacks on police personnel and formations in Abia, Imo, Ebonyi, Anambra and Rivers.
In a statement issued on Monday in Abuja by the National Secretary of its Caretaker Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee, John Akpanudoedehe, the APC described the attack on Uzodinma’s residence as “an attack on democracy and constituted authority serving the interest of Imo people”.
The party also condemned what it described as the wanton attacks on police personnel and formations in Abia, Imo, Ebonyi, Anambra states, and Rivers State.
“The All Progressives Congress (APC) has closely monitored dangerous developments in Imo State which culminated in Saturday’s brazen and gruesome attack on the residence of the State Governor, Sen. Hope Uzodimma,” the party said.
“We stand with the Nigeria Police Force and families of the victims in this difficult time as we mourn the deaths of innocent and dedicated security personnel simply carrying out their duty of protecting life and property.
“In Imo State, the attack on the Governor’s residence is an attack on democracy and constituted authority serving the interest of the good people of Imo state.
“While we are still in shock over the ugly turn of events in the state, the party sympathises with Sen. Hope Uzodimma and all affected in the bestial attack. We have since learnt that there were fatalities with others injured and maimed during the attack.
“The party and indeed our security services will definitely not watch helplessly as some persons and interests attempt to turn Imo State into a killing field. We call on the good people of Imo state to go about their legal activities without fear and resist these enemies of the state,” the statement read.
The ruling party, therefore, called on security services to fish out the perpetrators of these attacks and their sponsors to face the full weight of the law so as to restore dignity to the citizenry and confidence in the system, particularly democratic and security structures.