Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma on Friday accused Nigerian politicians of sponsoring banditry across the country to tarnish and distract a “focused” administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Mr Uzodinma made the allegation while briefing state house correspondents shortly after a closed-door meeting with the Nigerian leader at the State House in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
The governor while condemning recent attacks by terrorists especially in the northern part of the country, asked security agencies in the country to as a matter of urgency reveal the names of their sponsors.
Mr Uzodinma was of the opinion that Nigerians should offer more support to the Federal Government to fish out sponsors of crisis and criminality in the country.
He said that since 2015 the President Buhari administration has been fulfilling promises of providing infrastructure, jobs, and other social interventions to the people.
“What people are doing is to sponsor crisis to the extent that those funding banditry are politicians and I challenge and call on the security agencies to make their names available to the press because what they want to do is to distract a government that is focused,” the governor said.
“This country is blessed by God. From 2015 to date, I thought what the problem would be people saying there is no job creation, that people are not feeding, that salaries are not being paid, that infrastructure is going down, those social interventions are not approved by the government, but these things are available.
“A pass mark for the government of President Muhammadu Buhari. A situation where you will leave the ethical way of playing politics to sponsor banditry to bring down a government, we should rise up and condemn it, all of us.
By Abel Ejikeme