Hope Uzodinma, Imo governor has alleged that the criminal activities happening across the country were being sponsored by opposition elements with the intent to discredit the incumbent administration.
He made this allegation while speaking with journalists on Friday after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa, Abuja.
He, therefore, charged the nation’s security agencies to make the names available to journalists, saying the plan of the politicians is to distract the government.
“From 2015 till today, I thought what the problem would be is people saying that there’s no job creation, people are not feeding, salaries are not paid, infrastructure are going down, social interventions are not approved by government. These things are there, available — a passmark for the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“Now, people are no longer talking about that. Rather, what they are doing is to sponsor crisis, to the extent that those funding this banditry are politicians, which I challenge and call on security agencies to make their names available to the press, because what they want to do is to distract a government that is focused.
“If this government is not doing well, I’ll be one of those that will declare the government as not doing well. But a situation where you’ll leave the formal way, ethical way of doing politics, and you are now sponsoring banditry to bring down a government, for Christ’s sake, we should rise up and condemn it, all of us.”