Hope Uzodimma, the new governor of Imo State, has placed a ban on anti-government protests in the state.
Mr Uzodimma placed the ban on Thursday while receiving the delegations of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities (JONAPWD) at the government house in Owerri, the state capital.
Since his declaration as the new governor by the Supreme Court, pockets of protests against him has been going on across the state.
The protesters are registering their displeasure over the sacking of Emeka Ihedioha, candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who was declared winner of last year’s governorship election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Uzodimma while addressing his visitors said his administration has tolerated “enough disruption of peace in the state.”
“My government will do all within the ambits of the law to maintain peace and order; those who are engaging in these incessant protests must stop forthwith,” the governor ordered.
“I took an oath to maintain peace and protect the lives and property of the citizens, I will not fail to deal with any group causing breach of the peace in the state,” he added.
The NURTW and JONAPWD delegations said they visited to express their solidarity to the governor and his administration.