November 29, 2022



2023: APGA guber candidate heaps accusations on Umahi 

The governorship candidate of the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) Prof Bernard Odoh Tuesday decried the removing and destruction of the billboards belonging to the occasion in Ebonyi state.

Odoh in an announcement in Abakaliki signed by his media adviser Charles Otu famous that current actions within the state confirmed that the federal government in energy was bent on intimidating and harassing opposition events within the state.

The assertion learn: “Sequence of occasions within the final couple of days in Ebonyi state have left bitter tastes within the mouth of many Nigerians who’ve adopted with daze, the limitless intimidations, harassments, and assaults on opposition parts and as routine, the denials cum reactions emanating from the federal government of Engr. David Nweze Umahi.

“Ebonyians wakened right now, Monday, August 22, 2022, to find that billboards belonging to the main governorship candidate within the 2023 common elections, Professor Benard Ifeanyi Odoh bearing his picture and that of his Deputy, Dr. Nkata Chukwu within the Abakaliki capital metropolis and another elements of the state have been eliminated within the places the place that they had been strategically positioned.

“We might sadly recall that the final couple of days has witnessed elevated assaults on opposition parts even inside the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), and certainly, all these whom the state authorities considers ‘potential threats to their sport of wits and determined plot to foist an completely ‘unpopular candidate’ on the individuals of Ebonyi state. 

“Because the public pronouncement of the mentioned ‘candidate’, many members of the previous APC, together with serving appointees have since developed chilly toes; leaving the Social gathering in suspense and limbo as to those that could ultimately fly the Social gathering’s flags within the 2023 common elections.

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“With the already divided previous and new Ebonyi APC camps battling to arm-twist and undo one different, the current Federal Excessive Court docket judgment which acknowledged Umahi’s arch rival because the genuine flag-bearer of the Social gathering for the Ebonyi South senatorial ticket will need to have elevated the tempo and desperation of the brokers of the federal government to allegedly launch offensives on these they think about as opposition even inside their occasion. 

“After all, we’re conscious of the current purported suspension/expulsion carried out in probably the most childish method all to pave method for Governor Umahi to fly the Social gathering’s Ebonyi South Senatorial flag towards extant provisions of the brand new Electoral Act, and despite the fact that the matter is but pending earlier than an Appellate Court docket.

“Already, numerous nationwide and worldwide ladies teams have voiced their irritation over the unjust intimidations, threats, and harassment of the mentioned feminine aspirant, Princess Ann Nwanyibuife Agom-Eze,  her Umudomi Ward Chairman, John Nwigboji together with supporters and members of their households vis-à-vis the unsavoury  desperation of a sitting, two-term governor Umahi to occupy Nigeria’s purple chambers in any respect prices and by each means.”