HURIWA, the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, has challenged Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma to stop chasing members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and the Eastern Security Network, ESN, around and instead focus on fighting for the state’s marginalised oil-producing communities.
Speaking to the press in Abuja on Tuesday, HURIWA’s National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, National Media Affairs Director, Miss Zainab Yusuf, and Project Director, Queen Onwughalu, insisted that the Governor has been in politics long enough to fight for his people’s rights.
HURIWA said through a spokesperson, “When you have a state like Imo – an APC controlled state, I don’t see why Hope Uzodinma should not fight for his people to get what rightly belongs to them.
“That doesn’t seem to be his problem. Maybe his problem is chasing ESN and IPOB everywhere. You know, people have different agendas – I’m from Imo State and Hope is from Imo State but everybody has his or her own agenda.
“Let us remind Hope Uzodinma that the oil-producing communities in his own state are being marginalised. We are not blaming APC for that.
“APC has just been in power for six years – Hope is also part of the problem because he has been in PDP from day one.
“So if we have to blame anyone, Hope should take it upon himself having been a founding member of the ruling party to ensure this injustice is corrected.”