The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described Saturday’s attack on the residence of Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State as an attack on democracy and constituted authority serving the interest of the people of the state.
The APC stated this in a statement issued by the National Secretary,
Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC), Sen. John Akpanudoedehe on Monday while condemning the attack on the governor’s residence.
The statement equally condemned the wanton attacks on police personnel and formations in Abia, Imo, Ebonyi and Anambra states as well as Rivers State.
The statement said briefly, “The All Progressives Congress (APC) has closely monitored dangerous developments in Imo State which culminated in Saturday’s brazen and gruesome attack on the residence of the State Governor, Sen. Hope Uzodimma.
“In Imo state, the attack on the Governor’s residence is an attack on democracy and constituted authority serving the interest of the good people of Imo state.”
The APC also mourned the death of the security personnel who lost their lives during the attack.
“We stand with the Nigeria Police Force and families of the victims in this difficult time as we mourn the deaths of innocent and dedicated security personnel simply carrying out their duty of protecting life and property,” the party noted.
“While we are still in shock over the ugly turn of events in the state, the party sympathises with Sen. Hope Uzodimma and all affected in the bestial attack. We have since learnt that there were fatalities with others injured and maimed during the attack.”
The statement further said the party and the nation’s security services will not watch “helplessly as some persons and interests attempt to turn Imo state to a killing field. We call on the good people of Imo state to go about their legal activities without fear and resist these enemies of the state.”
The party charged security agencies to fish out the perpetrators of these attacks and their sponsors to face the full weight of the law so as to restore dignity to the citizenry and confidence in the system, particularly democratic and security structures.