An activist cum public affairs analyst, Ekene Bob-Ekechukwu Esq. has raised alarm that the governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma is after his life.
Mr. Bob-Ekechukwu made this known in a public notice he made available to ElombahNews.
Bob-Ekechukwu, who complained that security agencies are monitoring his activities, said the whole plot is to incarcerate him using any cooked-up “reason” because of the “unfavourable” articles he writes against the Imo State government.
The public notice reads:
“This is to inform the reading public that reliable information at my disposal shows that the security agencies are monitoring me.
According to my source, they have planned to conjure a reason to incarcerate me, because of the articles I write, which they consider to be unfavourable to the Imo State government.
This may not be unconnected to the alarm raised by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of a plot by the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to silence the opposition.
It must be noted that as a Nigerian, I have the constitutional right to free speech, and it is against democratic norms for the government to seek to suppress opposing views. Freedom of expression and dissenting opinions is the beauty of democracy.
Also it should be noted here that everyone must not be in, and or support the ruling party. Any leader who is not ready to entertain opposition in a democracy is not prepared to lead.
In as much as most of our leaders have by their intolerance to the opposition eroded the democratic space, fact remains that good governance thrives with only true democracy.
It is only an under-performing leader that will feel threatened by credible and robust opposition. The ruling party in Imo State is therefore advised to eschew desperate politics laced with bitterness.
They should rather silence the opposition with the dividends of democracy coupled with good governance, and not the other way round.
However, they ruling party should also bear in mind that actions usually beget reactions. The escalated rate of insecurity in the country and the State in particular, without doubt, is a reaction of the people to perennial oppressive leadership.
The alleged plot by the ruling party to silence the opposition through unconventional and clandestine means may yield unfavourable results and further aggravate the already complicated insecurity in the State.”
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