Governor Hope Uzodimma
Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State has called on the Church to pray and partner with government in stemming the tide of insecurity in the State.
Uzodimma made the appeal when he received the Prelate of the Methodist Church in Nigeria, His Grace, Most Rev. Samuel Uche at the Exco Chambers Government House Owerri, Imo State, weekend.
He told the Prelate and his team that government cannot function alone.
“The only way government can succeed is by going into partnership with the people and with prominent organizations as the Church, bearing in mind that the morality and good conduct we are talking about come easily from the activities of the Church.”
The Governor reiterated that “Imo State wants peace because Imo is known for peace.”
He said at the same time peace and unity of the country is inevitable because “it is only through unity, justice, equity and fair play and the people having sense of citizenship that we can beat our chest and answer proud Nigerians.”
Uzodimma said he was determined to play decent politics and regretted the activities of the past weeks which are products of bad or indecent politics, anchored on acrimony and violence.”
The governor informed that most of the killings, destructions, were politically motivated.
He however thanked God that “most of those incriminated have willingly confessed and as soon as the investigations are concluded, the culprits will be made public and those behind the incident of killing innocent people, destroying private and public property must be made to face the full weight of the law.”