The All Progressives Congress has condemned the hoodlum attack on the country home of Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma.
The party also condemned the attacks on police officers and formations in the states of Abia, Imo, Ebonyi, and Anambra.
The APC stated in a statement signed by the Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning, John James Akpanudoedehe, that it will not stand by while some individuals and interests attempt to turn Imo State into a killing field.
“The All Progressives Congress (APC) has closely monitored dangerous developments in Imo State, culminating in Saturday’s brazen and gruesome attack on the residence of the State Governor, Sen. Hope Uzodimma,” the statement said.
“The party also condemns the indiscriminate attacks on police personnel and formations in Abia, Imo, Ebonyi, Anambra, and Rivers states.
“In this difficult time, we stand with the Nigeria Police Force and the families of the victims as we mourn the deaths of innocent and dedicated security personnel who were simply carrying out their duty of protecting life and property.
“In Imo State, the attack on the Governor’s residence is an attack on democracy and constituted authority serving the interest of the good people of Imo state.
“While we are still in shock over the ugly turn of events in the state, the party sympathises with Sen. Hope Uzodimma and all affected in the bestial attack. We have since learnt that there were fatalities with others injured and maimed during the attack.
“The party and indeed our security services will definitely not watch helplessly as some persons and interests attempt to turn Imo State into a killing field. We call on the good people of Imo state to go about their legal activities without fear and resist these enemies of the state.
“Our security services must fish out the perpetrators of these attacks and their sponsors to face the full weight of the law so as to restore dignity to the citizenry and confidence in the system, particularly democratic and security structures.”