Imo state governor, Sen. Hope Uzodinma on Monday failed to provide answers to questions by the apex Igbo socio-political group, Ohaneze on the killing of a farmer in Oguta.
According to the Nnia Nwodo, Ohaneze President, the visit to the Governor was to condole with Imo people, to inquire what his government had done about the murder, and to learn what is being done to prevent a recurrence.
However, Governor Uzodinma ignored the reason for the visit and instead expounded on an idea that things will get better when the Igbo “hook on to the national grid,” which was seen as a total deviation from the purpose of the visit.
He also advised the Igbo to henceforth “work in partnership to support all Federal Government policies for the overall interest of the people,“ adding that “We reached a common ground … that Ndigbo as a people and South East as region, must hook unto the National grid, and work in partnership to support all Federal Government policies for the overall interest of the people.”
The Governor therefore pledged to use his position to improve relations between the federal government and people in the Region.
Responding, the Ohaneze leader urged the Governor to prevail on the Federal government to stop its marginalization policy against the South East.”