The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), has petitioned foreign missions, urging them to place Imo state Governor, Hope Uzodinma on Visa ban or watchlist over his government role in alleged plot against the opposition parties spokesman, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere.
CUPP in a statement by its Chairman Steering Committee, High Chief Peter Ameh, said Ugochinyere who’s the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for Ideato Federal Constituency, in the forthcoming 2023 National Assembly election, was saved by the youths in his community from suspected assailants on Friday night.
Ameh lamented that since exposure by the opposition coalition that the Governor is among those plotting to rig and undermine 2023 general election in imo and 14 other states, his camp has been threatening to harm its spokesman.
While calling on President Muhammadu Buhari, the Inpector General of Police (IGP) and Department of State Services (DSS) to put a stop to Governor Uzodinma and his cohorts actions, He said the Coalition have also petitioned some foreign missions to secure Visa ban or watchlist on the Governor.
The statement reads: “Since we uncovered plot by some politicians to stop INEC use of Bimodal Voter Accreditation system and tampering of voter register, Imo government has been threatening to harm our spokesman Ugochinyere.
“Though the threat which was attempted on Friday night failed, we won’t fold our hands and watch these miscreants parading as government officials go scot free.
“We are grateful to the youths from Akokwa and across Ideato nation, who converged on his country home Friday night and kept vigil when information about plans against Ugochinyere went viral in the state.
“This shows how much he’s loved by Ideato people. We are hopeful that the foreign missions will help save democracy and do the needful soon.”