The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and the ruling Imo State All Progressives Congress disagreed on Governor Hope Ozudenma’s scorecard within three years in office.
Ozudenma assumed office on January 14, 2020, after a Supreme Court ruling declared him the winner of the 2019 gubernatorial election.
While the PDP’s Propaganda Secretary Collins Oborozor insisted that the three years of Ozudenma were embroiled in economic stagnation, mass destitution, collapsing infrastructure and insecurity, APC’s Propaganda Secretary Kajetan Duke countered the statement.
In a statement signed by Opurozor and made available to NAN in Owerri, the DPP argued that the biggest victims of the emergence of Ozudenma are the Imo people.
Oborozu claimed that Ozudenma had worked hard, in the past three years, to ensure that all institutions of democracy in Imo were dismantled and a full-fledged dictatorship established.
He said, “For example, the local government system, a mechanism devised to expand and perpetuate democratic space and spread democratic values, has been destroyed in Imo State.
“This is a great tragedy! Imo is a state where more than 70 percent of its total population lives in rural areas.”
But dismissing Oborozor’s claims, APC’s propaganda secretary Cajetan Duke said the PDP should commend Ozudenma for its giant development strides in the past three years.
He said, “Today we are pleased that the opposition People’s Democratic Party confirmed through the contents of its press conference the reconstruction of the Owerri-Orlu road.
“Their argument about project cost is neither here nor there.
“The PDP must stop reminding the Imolites of their illegal occupation of Douglas House for seven months and the unimaginable pillaging of our common heritage.”
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