Governor Uzodinma Condemns Assault on NLC President, Apologizes

Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, has expressed regret over the recent assault on the President of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Comrade Joe Ajaero.

The incident, which occurred last week, involved individuals allegedly linked to Governor Uzodinma and the Imo State Police command.

Debunking Rumors: Police Deny Involvement in Assault

The Imo Police command has denied any involvement in the assault on Joe Ajaero, countering rumors by stating that they placed him in protective custody due to intelligence about a potential mob action against him.

The conflicting narratives surrounding the incident have raised questions about the true circumstances of the assault.

Governor’s Response: Denouncing Violence and Extending Apology

Governor Uzodinma, in a recent interview on Channels TV’s Politics Today, denounced the attack on Ajaero, emphasizing his disapproval of violence. He expressed regret over the incident, asserting that he was unaware of the NLC president’s presence in the state.

The Governor took the opportunity to extend an apology to Joe Ajaero, stressing his commitment to non-violent approaches in addressing differences.

Christian Values and Call for Civilized Engagement

Highlighting his Christian beliefs and commitment to God, Governor Uzodinma reiterated his stance against violence.

He emphasized the need for a more civilized approach to addressing grievances, urging Ajaero to engage in a more structured and formal manner rather than taking matters to the streets without prior communication.

Ongoing Investigation: Unraveling the Truth

As investigations into the incident continue, there is a push to unravel the truth behind the assault on Joe Ajaero.

The conflicting statements from different parties involved, including the police and the Governor’s office, underscore the complexity of the situation.

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