Governor Hope Uzodimma, has said he is open for dialogue, as part of measures to end violence and raging insecurity in the State.
In his Democracy Day broadcast, Uzodimma said “May I use the occasion of this democracy day to appeal to everyone to sheath his sword. I believe that as brothers and sisters from the same state, we can resolve our differences amicably without resort to violence. Imo State has been known as the bastion of hospitality and peace. We should collectively come together to rebuild our state and build its economy. With what has happened, investments are jeopardised and may soon take flight. Our youths are losing the few jobs they have. This should not be the legacy we should leave for our children.
“In the spirit of democracy, I am willing and available for any meaningful dialogue that would bring an end to violence in our dear state”.
He noted that his administration was on the verge of rolling out the sucesses it recorded in the past one year, before the security challenges escalated.
He however some leaders in the state for fueling the present insecurity issues, claimimg that the government white paper on the judicial commission of inquiry on land use and related matters investigating them may have escalated the problems in Imo.