Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodimma on Tuesday met with President Muhammadu Buhari, gave details of how the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) lost the recent Anambra State gubernatorial election.
Uzodimma who was the chairman of the APC Campaign Council, noted the looming insecurity in the state in the prison break are linked to the election failure.
The governor after a closed-door meeting with the president told State House correspondents at the end of the meeting, that he also updated the president on security and socio-economic developments in Imo State.
He said: “Prominent among the issues we discussed is the increasing insecurity in the South-East.
“Despite the activities of bandits and unknown gunmen in the area, you recall that the correctional facility in Owerri, Imo State capital was broken and over 1800 inmates were released.
“Since that time they have been on a rampage committing all sorts of crimes like kidnapping and armed robbery among others.
“There is a need for us to clean up the state because this period of Christmas is so important to our people and we want to ensure that those coming home for Christmas will have an atmosphere to enjoy and celebrate the season.
“I asked for support with additional manpower and also some kind of funding to support the security situation in Imo State and the President graciously approved.
“On Anambra election, it has come and gone and other things may be post-election activities.
“I was able to explain to the President how we tried to win the election; we campaigned vigorously and we also converted a lot of people to APC but the election was greeted by voter apathy because of the high level of insecurity in Anambra.
“Other decisions and positions would be taken by the leadership of the party. I have done my part as the Chairman of the campaign council.”