The Odohzia Ebonyi campaign council of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has called on the security agencies and the general public to hold Governor David Umahi responsible, should there be a breakdown of law and order at the APC campaign rally which is slated to hold today at the Ezza North local government area of the State.
Umahi was at the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign yesterday at Ugbodo, Ebonyi local government area of the State where he allegedly “raised a false alarm that the APGA Governorship candidate, in Ebonyi 2023 election plans to attack him and the APC team, during it’s proposed rally today in Ezza North Local Government Area of the State”.
The Director of Media and publicity, Odohzia Ebonyi campaign council, Mr. Charles Otu who made this known in a press statement said the people should ignore the Governor’s utterances as it was falsely made.
It also refuted claims by the Governor that the APGA Gubernatorial candidate in the State, Professor Bernard Ifeanyi Odoh had concluded plans to attack the APC campaign team, since the event is to hold in his hometown.
“The attention of the Odohzhia Ebonyi Campaign council has been drawn to a video making the rounds in Social media platforms, where the Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. David Umahi raised a false alarm that the APGA Governorship candidate, in the Ebonyi 2023 election plans to attack him and the APC team, during its proposed rally today in the Ezza North Local Government Area of the State.
“Umahi, who had made the hasty and fallacious claims yesterday during an APC rally at Ugbodo, the council headquarters of Ebonyi Local Government Area, among other vituperative utterances customary of his person and style and undignifying of the high office he occupies challenged our peaceful and peace-loving Governorship candidate, Odoh to dare him”.
It would be recalled that the APGA Gubernatorial candidate had escaped an assassination attempt on him, where his driver and one other person lost their lives, and others were injured.
“This is coming even as we are still in shock and mourning two officers in our campaign team, who we lost during an assassination attempt on our Governorship candidate from gunmen suspected to be members of Ebubeagu militia at Okpoto in Ishielu Local Government Area of the State.
“Knowing the Governor’s modus of always raising false alarms and exposing his plans whenever he’s ‘high’ in public, anyone who carefully heard or watched Umahi speak during the said rally must be suspect that he must have a game up his sleeves in his proposed rally in Ezza North LGA today, where incidentally our guber candidate hails from.
“Besides, we have also gotten hints from good authorities that the APC campaign train is allegedly planning to set themselves against themselves as they did during its rally in Isu, Onicha Local Government Area and then heap the blames on the peace-loving Odohzia Ebonyi Campaign council which has been going about its campaigns with utmost modesty and decorum.
“It is therefore our wisdom to draw the attention of security agencies, the media, Nigerians, and the rest of the world to the evil plots allegedly being hatched by the APC-led government in Ebonyi State to probably cause monumental violence and wreck havoc in the home Local Government Area of our Governorship candidate. We are still saddened and yet in a mourning mood over the loss of our gallant officers and those still receiving treatments in the hospital.
“Again, we reiterate that APGA, Ebonyi State Chapter, and indeed, the Odohzhia Campaign council has no plans whatsoever either now or in the future to attack any candidate who is going about his peaceful electioneering campaigns!” it stated.