April 2, 2023



APC chair denies instigating disaster in Ebonyi neighborhood

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Ebonyi state chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and Particular Safety Advisor to the state authorities, Stanley Okoro Emegha, Thursday, stated he by no means did something to impress shootings at Ekoli Edda, Afikpo South native authorities space of the state on the twenty sixth of December 2022.

The taking pictures on the space allegedly by political thugs had the youthful brother of the APC chair killed, his home and automobile burnt.

A policeman and a youth chief have been additionally allegedly killed when the thugs struck.

Emegha who spoke to Journalists in Abakaliki stated the stories allegedly linking him to the shootings in the neighborhood which began in Ameke village was depraved, falsehood, and mischievous. 

He additional defined that he went to examine a townhall he was constructing for the folks after receiving conventional rulers and elders of the neighborhood who visited him to congratulate him on the award given to him by Governor Dave Umahi.

He famous that the normal rulers have absolved him of the shootings earlier than Governor Umahi challenged journalists to all the time cross-check their info earlier than dishing them out to the general public and expressed dismay over the stories.

He expressed confidence within the safety companies within the state who he stated would unravel the reality and produce perpetrators of the mayhem to guide.

Emegha recommended David Umahi for his fast intervention within the dastardly act and the peaceable management which he stated prevented escalation of the incident.

“What folks don’t know is that I used to be with conventional rulers who got here to congratulate me on the current award by His Excellency the Governor.

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“After seeing the elders, I moved to the place I’m constructing a city corridor for the folks of my village. Whereas I used to be there inspecting the constructing, I began listening to gunshots. 

“As a peaceable individual and a person beneath grace, I ordered safety personnel that was with me not to reply to the shootings as a result of it’ll result in many issues which I can’t as they obeyed me and we left the neighborhood instantly.

“At what level did I shoot and blow any siren?”, he stated.

An eyewitness who didn’t need his title in print stated a bullet from the thugs would have killed him if not for God’s intervention.

“What occurred in Ameke on twenty sixth December 2022 was a transparent assassination try on myself and the state APC Chairman,” he stated.