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Save our son from Gov Umahi – Ebonyi PDP guber candidate, Odii’s kinsmen cry out to Buhari

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The folks of Isuokom in Ebonyi State have penned an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari in search of his intervention over the alleged menace to the lifetime of their son, Ifeanyi Odii by brokers of the State Authorities.

Odii is the Peoples Democratic Celebration, PDP, candidate for the 2023 governorship election in Ebonyi State.

His Isuokom kinsmen are alleging that his life was underneath critical menace by brokers of the Ebonyi State Authorities.

They made the allegations within the petition signed by Mr. John Nnanna Njoku, President-Common of Isuokoma, Mr. Sunday Igne, the Youth President of Isuokoma, Chief Tony Anoke, Diaspora Chief of Isuokoma, Chief Augustine Chigbo Okoro, Coordinator of Isuokoma West Africa and Barr. Obasi Livinus Onu, Abakaliki Department Chairman of Isu Okoma.

They referred to as on President Buhari, the Inspector-Common of Police, the Division of State Providers, DSS, Ebonyi State Commissioner of Police, Ebonyi State Director of DSS and different safety companies to speedily come to their rescue “so as to save Excessive Chief Dr. Ifeanyi Chukwuma Odii and the whole folks of Isuokoma from the harmful tendencies of Governor David Nweze Umahi.”

The folks of Isuokoma stated they seen with a lot concern, trepidation and agony “the worrisome persistent unveiled verbal assaults and threats to the lifetime of our son, Excessive Chief Dr. Ifeanyi Chukwuma Odii, by the Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. David Nweze Umahi.”

They alleged that Governor Umahi had in numerous kinds and boards, manifestly demonstrated crass hatred and animosity in opposition to Odii following his aspiration and subsequent nomination because the PDP gubernatorial normal bearer within the 2023 governorship election in Ebonyi State.

“We had ignored and brought with a pinch of salt the unprovoked dehumanising jibes geared toward Dr. Odii by Engr. Umahi. We regularly dismissed Governor Umahi’s aspersions on the persona of Chief Odii because the ranting and whining of an uncomfortable participant in a troublesome contest.

“There isn’t any doubt that the current outburst of Governor Umahi in opposition to safety chiefs and companies in Ebonyi State, by which he threatened to dam and assault the convoys of opposition candidates within the State, was clearly focused at our son, Excessive Chief Dr. Ifeanyi Chukwuma Odii.

“We’re conscious that Engr. Umahi has, in his attribute uncivil method, commanded the safety companies within the State to withdraw the safety personnel connected to opposition candidates.

“We see this because the Governor’s determined try and clear his strategy to have a straightforward experience to kill our son, Excessive Chief Ifeanyi Chukwuma Odii. This newest present of acrimony jolted us to consciousness to provide the Governor’s machination and treachery the deserved critical consideration, consideration and publicity.

“It’s not information that Governor Dave Umahi fashioned the Ebubeagu militia which he has utilised as a political device to cow opposition to submission so as to perpetuate his unpopular political affect in Ebonyi State,” they claimed.

Odii’s kinsmen rued the variety of lives which were misplaced since Umahi turned the governor of the State, noting that it was a matter of nice concern.

In keeping with them, “from the construct as much as Governor Umahi’s first tenure in workplace as Governor until now, homicide is a recurring decimal in Ebonyi State.

“Many individuals had been gruesomely murdered in 2022 in Isuokoma, together with the Palace Secretary, Chief Odii Nwachima; the President-Common of Isuokoma City Union, Dr. Ifeanyi Anthony Orji; Alhaji Iyioji, an Islamic cleric from Isuokoma; Chief Augustine Nwadibia, the proprietor of Galaxy Resort at Nkwoagu Isu market; amongst others.

“Mr. Henry Ezeani, one of many safety aides to Excessive Chief Dr. Ifeanyi Chukwuma Odii, was additionally murdered within the bloody assault at Galaxy Resort Nkwoagu Isu. The king of Isu group, HRH Ambrose Ogbu and Mrs. Juliana Uzor had been additionally kidnapped in 2022 and they’re nonetheless lacking many months after their abduction.”

They alleged that: “these murders and circumstances of kidnapping occurred in Isuokoma when it turned clear that our son, Excessive Chief Dr. Ifeanyi Chukwuma Odii was waxing robust sufficient to clinch the governorship ticket of the PDP.

“Additionally it is worrisome that the Engr. Umahi-led authorities of Ebonyi State has not made any effort to analyze the murders and circumstances of Kidnapping in Isuokoma in 2022, particularly the homicide of Dr. Ifeanyi Anthony Orji, who was the President-Common of Isuokoma City Union, and HRH Ambrose Ogbu, the king of Isu Group. That is disturbing.

“We’re conscious that when three individuals had been not too long ago murdered at Ekoli Edda, Governor Umahi shortly instituted a fee of inquiry to analyze the murders.

“The Governor additionally mobilised the safety companies that arrested the alleged masterminds of the Ekoli Edda murders, together with the Ebonyi State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and a Home of Representatives candidate of the Governor’s occasion, the All Progressives Congress (APC). Why is the case of Isuokoma completely different?”

Whereas noting that Odii was undeserving of the remedy he was getting from the governor having supported him (Umahi) each in 2015 and 2019 elections, they maintained that “the Structure of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended) offers each eligible citizen of Nigeria the chance for political participation.”

“The political area in Nigeria is huge and enormous sufficient for anyone to roll, with out inflicting pains on different individuals.

“It will likely be primitive and gross crudity for Governor Umahi to see the governorship ambition of Chief Odii as a cause to topic Isuokoma to untold hardship.

“Governor Umahi’s anti Isu posturing is critically threatening the great neighbourliness between Isu and Uburu. We, subsequently, name on the Uburu group to urgently name their son, Engr. Dave Umahi, to order.

“Governor Dave Umahi’s assaults on Excessive Chief Dr. Ifeanyi Chukwuma Odii smacks of political desperation, hypocrisy and jealousy.

“We have now by no means negotiated and don’t intend to barter with Governor Umahi to assist Chief Odii’s governorship ambition. Engr. Umahi is free to constitutionally pursue his political ambition and assist any candidate of his selection inside the ambit of the legislation.

“He ought to, subsequently, enable Dr. Odii to legitimately pursue his political ambition. Sufficient of this hatred! We are able to not condone it. We can’t maintain quiet to permit Governor Umahi to destroy our illustrious son, Chief Ifeanyi Chukwuma Odii, who’s the main candidate within the 2023 governorship race in Ebonyi State.

“This can be a determined try and consign Isuokoma to the political waste bin,” they declared.

When contacted, Mr. Francis Nwaze, the Particular Assistant on Documentation to Governor Umahi dismissed the allegations as coming from political jobbers.

He stated the Governor had been open minded in coping with members of the opposition events within the State, stressing that he allowed them entry to marketing campaign venues within the State.

Whereas stating that he was but to see the petition, Nwaze stated: “I don’t know the place that factor is coming from; I don’t know who signed the stated petition; folks can simply come collectively, signal any doc. I ponder the place the Governor is taking part in a task in such a matter.

“What I can at all times guarantee you is that that is political time; individuals are simply searching for a model they’ll dent and probably use it to develop themselves.

“The Governor has been very open minded no matter the truth that he has developed the State; he has been taking part in politics of inclusiveness; a few days in the past, the 2 main opposition events within the State and on the nationwide stage, all of them got the State’s stadium to return and do their rally, even the safety of the folks, the governor minuted to the commissioner of police to make sure that the individuals are secured.

“If the governor is in opposition to them, he could not have authorised the State stadium, even in different States, the federal government could not launch such a facility, however in Ebonyi State, the governor will simply make it obtainable.”

He equally described as unfounded claims that the Ebubeagu safety operatives had been getting used to oppress members of the opposition political events within the State.

“They’re doing splendidly properly within the State and their goal is criminals and nothing extra. These issues are mere fabrications simply to make information,” the Governor’s aide stated on Ebubeagu.