The African Democratic Congress (ADC) has strongly asserted that Governor Hope Uzodinma has squandered nearly four years as the leader of Imo State, citing a lack of leadership capacity to effectively combat insecurity and restore lasting peace. According to Chilos Godsent, the Southeast National Vice Chairman of ADC, Uzodinma has not demonstrated the requisite capacity, ingenuity, or garnered sufficient local support to address the state’s security challenges. The party condemned the recent brutal killing of police officers and a civilian in Ahiara Mbaise, emphasizing that the governor’s strategies are perceived as crude and unlikely to yield positive results. ADC challenged the government to publish its achievements since taking office in 2020, asserting that the state has experienced economic deterioration and increased militarization under Uzodinma’s leadership. In response, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba, dismissed the criticism, stating that it comes from an insignificant party with no impact in the state. Emelumba affirmed the governor’s commitment to combating insecurity, noting positive outcomes and relative peace in Imo State.