The caretaker chairman of the Peoples Democratic Get together, PDP, Ebonyi State chapter, Chief Fred Udogu, on Monday, alleged that the State Governor, Chief David Umahi is sending thugs after his life.
Udogu made this recognized whereas talking with some journalists in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State capital.
He mentioned: “For the governor, it implies that everyone should be part of him to APC and for those who don’t be part of him, you might be his enemy. And that’s his personal place. Political events are like organizations had been anyone has his/her personal thoughts to affix or not.
“I’ve been a member of PDP earlier than Umahi got here into politics and he can’t determine for me a celebration to affix. The issue is that, if he had left PDP quietly, no person would have had points with him. However he left PDP and nonetheless combating us and initiated a combat in PDP which isn’t truthful.
“We’re not within the court docket due to the PDP Secretariat. The Secretariat belongs to PDP whether or not anyone likes it or not. It was constructed beneath Dave because the chairman of PDP by the previous governor His Excellency Chief Martin Elechi.
“No person is dragging the Secretariat, it simply that they’re missing on what to hook on. They haven’t any packages and that’s why they’re on the lookout for packages. If they’ve packages, they shouldn’t be combating an imagery warfare.
“I used to be one of many devices which God used to put in Dave Umahi because the governor, he can’t say, he doesn’t know. He is aware of what I did. I nominated him to Elechi because the caretaker Chairman. I performed so many different roles wherein God can bear me witness on what occurred.
“I’ve all the time mentioned it that if what Umahi did to me is sweet to God, I settle for.
“He has left PDP and I used to be nominated to move the Get together. I didn’t combat him and I had no intention to combat him. He’s busy sending to me a WhatsApp messages I despatched to him years again, once we had been extra pleasant to individuals and to me, reminding me of the previous. However did I achieve something from him as a governor? no. That’s why I’m not complaining.
“He directed that I ought to return the Tucson car that was given to me, I despatched the car again to him. That was the very last thing of him, i had. And I’m completely satisfied that I despatched the car again to him. I don’t have something from Dave in my home at this time. By Gods Grace, I’m completely satisfied about it.
“For him to have ordered that i ought to return that car, implies that he doesn’t know or keep in mind the previous. He forgot so simply. Automobile is nothing to me for the position I performed for him to turn out to be Chairman, deputy governor and now governor.
“However the one I can’t take calmly, is the menace to my life as a result of he’s busy sending textual content messages I despatched to him to some thugs who didn’t know me very properly. As a result of in the event that they knew, they wouldn’t have executed that. I belief in God and God works for me. I’ve gotten the id of most of them.
“However the Governor ought to cease sending individuals after me as a result of that isn’t the way in which he can silence me. I mentioned, I used to be not going to assault him, that I used to be not going to be confrontational to him. I’m going to pay attention within the working and reorganizing of PDP but when he assaults me, there could possibly be potentialities of not getting me, God is there however there could possibly be reactions.
“I’ve by no means joined cult in my life, if he says all of us are cultists, no downside together with him. However will probably be higher for him and state, If he’ll thoughts his personal enterprise, and do the runnings of the state. Sure, there are areas he has executed properly, I can recognize and thank God for given us anyone like him in such areas he has executed properly. Let him focus in his administration and go away me alone and another individuals.
“Allow them to cease threatening my life as a result of I’m not from the wind, I’m a human being. They must be very cautious, as a result of if something occurs to me, if there’s any try on my life, there will likely be questions.
“He talked to me on seventh within the night time, i do know the date and time. He was busy sending to me a WhatsApp messages and I didn’t reply him. He’s nonetheless the governor of my state.
“His boys began speaking and sending to me textual content messages even calling me on cellphone making threats. They don’t seem to be working from the moon. They’re inside Ebonyi state. He ought to be very cautious. I respect Umahi because the governor of my state.
“His boys are threatening me. I can present you a number of the textual content messages they despatched to me. And every of them that despatched textual content, have continued to say that I need to apologize to the governor with quick impact.
“I requested one in every of them, do I’ve any downside with the governor? Did he inform you that I’m quarrelling with him? I’m by myself and hails from Ikwo and he (Umahi) hails from Uburu.
“We had been pals as a result of he needed to get into energy. Since he obtained into energy, we’ve not been pals once more since his first tenure. He appointed me as a member of a board, for the reason that day I reported to that workplace until the day I left, I by no means noticed peace. I noticed peace solely once I left that workplace.
“It’s higher he permits me to do my job within the state, he claims to be making peace with our leaders however he’s busy combating a few of us. How can he obtain such peace?
“Umahi ought to go away me alone. If have executed something unhealthy to him, he ought to name me on cellphone and ask me why are you doing this? There may be nothing I mentioned that isn’t in existence within the state. If he needs me to cease speaking, than he ought to cease doing these issues.
“I can’t wakeup within the morning and begin attacking an individual of the governor as a result of I’m not a mad human being. We could possibly be of the identical age, however the governor ought to respect me as a lot as I respect him, which I’m doing. And will cease issuing me a menace. No person has monopoly of violence.
“I’m interesting that he ought to cease threatening me and he ought to speak to his boys to go away me alone. They safety businesses have equally been referred to as upon by my humble self to know that if something occurs to me at any time limit, that is the start and it’s not going to finish up properly on this state if something occurs to me.”
In a swift response, the Governor who spoke by way of his particular assistant on Media, Francis Nwaza denied the mentioned menace on the PDP caretaker chairman, Chief Fred Udogu, and referred to as on the residents of the State to ignore it.
“You see this stuff individuals do that days, attempting to pull the identify of a preferred particular person into their misfortune is unhealthy. Individuals do politics over every part. If you’re recognized for unholy character, should you drag the identify of a governor to take cowl.
“He mentioned that the governor is sending thugs, how will individuals be making allegations with out proof? What’s the proof that the governor despatched anyone? The governor may be very busy with the event of the state and as I communicate with you now, the governor was on inspection at this time.
“He’s centered on the event of the state and has no time for this type speak. Who’s he that the governor will ship anyone to go and assault? There is no such thing as a such factor and it by no means occurred. Individuals ought to discard such assertion from people who find themselves simply on the lookout for recognition. Such a factor by no means occurred.
“The governor is APC and APC is the governor, and he’s so centered. Perhaps they’re having inside disaster or not. It’s their downside and why are they dragging the identify of the governor into it?” He requested.