Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, has openly accused the Igbo leaders in the main opposition, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), of plotting to overthrow the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
In a statement made available to newsmen in the state capital, Owerri, Governor Uzodinma characterized the nationwide protest by the PDP over his victory at the Supreme Court as a veiled version of the Revolution Now agenda.
The former legislator alleged that the opposition party (PDP) pretended that his court victory was the main reason he took to the streets. He stated that there was more to it.
The governor went on to accuse those leading the protests of harbouring a hidden agenda because they knew that the sacked PDP governorship candidate, Ihedioha, initially never won the election in Imo State and they also knew that the election petition was already a walkover.
He said, “The protests is a script; a veiled version of Revolution Now agenda, to topple the Federal Government and it is unfortunate that Igbo leaders are wittingly and unwittingly lending themselves to the actualisation of this perfidious agenda, thereby making themselves willing sacrificial lambs and also endangering the lives of innocent Igbo all over the country
“I think if these Igbo leaders should do a sober soul search, they will realise that the people from the North West who remained calm and law abiding when the supreme court sacked all the elected officials from governor to National and State assemblies of APC and gave same to PDP, were neither cowards nor fools but patriotic Nigerians who respect the laws and institutions of the land.
“These Igbo leaders should try and look beyond their noses and maybe they will see that they are being set up as an intemperate, volatile, lawless group of people who can be used to rock the boat because they can be goaded into hasty actions and will not play by the rules of civility and democracy.
“If they look carefully, they will also see that it was not by accident that no prominent leader from any other part of the country was marked present at those protests.”