Imo people have expressed concern, over the continued silence of some prominent political leaders in the state, over the spate of Insecurity, that have enveloped Imo State in recent times.
The former Imo State governor, Rt Hon Emeka Ihedioha, have notably been very quiet about the matter, despite prodding by hirelings of the Hope Uzodinma administration, to get him to speak out.
His silence, which his aides have proffered excuses for, as strategic as it might be, have become a reason for concern amongst Imo people.
The reaction of the Hope Uzodinma administration, towards the press release, by the Imo State Peoples Democratic Party PDP, however seems to have justified Ihedioha’s silence, as Uzodinma’s media hirelings, have shown the capacity of misplacing priorities, and playing politics, even when the intentions are good.
Observers are of the view, that any statement from Ihedioha, would be misconstrued, and twisted by Uzodinma’s media hirelings, and are of the view that Ihedioha should stay quiet for the time being.
However, an Imolite recently warned the former governor to speak now, or be silent in 2023, when he is expected to seek for the support of Imo people.
Senator Ifeanyi Araraume’s silence is another, that has deeply worries Imo people. The serial Governorship aspirant and candidate, who lost to a greenhorn, at the Okigwe Senate By-election, have since the ruling of the Supreme Court, crawled into his shell.
Observers are of the view, that he is still angry with Uzodinma, for “robbing” him of his Senate seat, and would not willingly do anything, even at the expense of Imo people, to make governance easier for Uzodinma.
Araraume is expected to make a final run for the Governorship seat in 2023, or in his usual manner, play a spoilers game against Uzodinma, as payback for Uzodinma’s betrayal at the Okigwe Senate By-election.
The silence of former governors, Dr. Ikedi Ohakim and Chief Achike Udenwa, have also sparked concern amongst Imo people.
Observers are of the view, that both men have no future political interests, and as such may not be bothered with the plight of Imo people.
However, former governor, Senator Rochas Okorocha, former SGI and Governorship aspirant Sir Jude Ejiogu, Senator Samuel Anyanwu SamDaddy, and a few others, who may be viewed to be opposed to Uzodinma, have still shown their concern and support for Imo people.