PDP takes on Uzodinma over debt profile, poor performance and government kicks

The Imo State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party has described Hope Uzodimma’s two-year reign as governor of the state as disastrous.

The PDP, in a statement issued Monday by its Secretary of State for Publicity, Emenike Nmeregini, assessing the governor’s second birthday, accused him of underperformance.

The main opposition party said that in two years, Uzodinma’s administration had politicized insecurity in the state and allowed bandits, kidnappers and terrorists to invade the state.

He also alleged that the state is now the unemployment capital of the country, due to poor governance.

According to the PDP, the state is now the most indebted in the Southeast zone, due to what it said was huge borrowing without proper use of funds by the Uzodimma administration.

“Last year alone, the regime accessed over N59 billion in loans from foreign and domestic sources. This year 2022, Senator Uzodimma has come up with plans to borrow another 61 billion naira.

“Added to well over 103 billion naira that came to FAAC (Federal Accounts Allocation Committee) local government areas under Uzodimma, the 105 billion naira that came to the state, the 24 billion naira naira that the state has generated internally and the 10 billion naira that is 13 percent oil extraction; it is heartbreaking that there is nothing to show Imo for the money,” said lamented the party.

Contacted to react, the State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba, simply rejected the PDP’s claims.

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