Imo State Governor, Southeast, Nigeria, Hope Uzodinma, has accused politicians of funding banditry to run down the government led by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Uzodinma made the allegation while briefing reporters shortly after a closed-door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari at the State House in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Uzodinma condemned the recent attacks by armed bandits on communities, especially in the northern part of the country and challenged the security agencies to urgently reveal the names of their sponsors.
“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.
“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, that 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.”
He, however, said it was not out of place to criticise a government for not doing well, noting that he would be one of the first set of people to call it out.