Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma has challenged security agencies in the country to release the names of people sponsoring banditry in the country, insisting that politicians are behind bandit attacks being witnessed in the country.
The governor, who stated this after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, however failed to mention the names of the politicians when pressed by State House correspondents on Friday.
The governor also claimed that the Buhari’s regime has been doing well, hence the decision of the politicians sponsoring banditry to sabotage the government.
He said: “From 2015 till today, I thought what the problem would be is people saying that there is no job creation, people are not feeding, salaries are not paid, infrastructure is going down, social interventions are not approved by government.
“These things are there, available, a pass mark for the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“Now, people are no longer talking about that, rather what they are doing is to sponsor crisis, to the extent that those funding this banditry are politicians.
“I challenge and call on security agencies to make their names available to the press because what they want to do is to distract a government that is focused.
“If this government is not doing well, I will be one of those that will declare the government as not doing well, but a situation where you will leave the formal and ethical way of doing politics, and you are now sponsoring banditry to bring down a government, for Christ’s sake, we should all rise up and condemn it.”
When asked for the identity of the politicians, Uzodinma said: “This is security issue, a lot of investigations are going on here and there, preliminary reports are there. People are furthering the investigations.
“I think I have given you something to go home with. When you go home, think about it and do the homework by yourself.”