Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodimma has urged those he alleged tried to sabotage President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to the state to search their consciences.
The Governor spoke as he urged the people of the State to ignore the sit-at-home rumour and go about their normal businesses, saying that those behind the order and rumours have been identified and will soon be arrested and arraigned.
Uzodimma gave the assurance while addressing the congregation after Sunday Church Service at the Government House Chapel Owerri.
He thanked the good people of Imo State who supported and contributed to the successful hosting of President Muhammadu Buhari last week when he visited Imo State.
To those who worked to sabotage the visit of President Buhari, Governor Uzodimma wished them well but urged all to “search their consciences in whatever they do.”
Uzodimma flayed the the hardship Imo people and residents are being subjected to by the oil marketers. The Governor requested the petroleum marketers to immediately revert to normal price for petroleum products in the State, “as government will not continue to fold its arms and watch them mete out hardship on the people while they sell their products as black market.”
The Governor warned that henceforth, “any filling station caught selling their products in black market will not only be sealed” but will “make sure the licenses of such filling stations are revoked.”
Besides addressing those who tried to sabotage Buhari’s visit, Governor Uzodimma added that government had set-up a Taskforce to go round the State to identify and not only seal all filling stations caught in the act, but to arrest and make them face the full weight of the law.
He emphasized that “government cannot be complacent while her citizens suffer unwarranted and untold hardship.”
Present at the service were the Deputy Governor, Prof Placid Njoku, the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of the Imo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon .Paul Emeziem and Rt. Hon Amara Iwuanyanwu, the Senator representing Imo North at the National Assembly, Senator Frank Ibezim, former Deputy Governor of Imo State, Engr Ebere Udeagu, members of the State Expanded Executive Council, traditional rulers and other dignitaries from In State.