The caretaker chairman of the Peoples Democratic Occasion, 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 identified whereas talking with some journalists in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State capital.
He stated: “For the governor, it signifies that everyone should be a part of him to APC and in case you don’t be a part of him, you’re his enemy. And that’s his personal place. Political events are like organizations had been anyone has his/her personal thoughts to hitch or not.
“I’ve been a member of PDP earlier than Umahi got here into politics and he can’t resolve for me a celebration to hitch. 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 battle in PDP which isn’t honest.
“We aren’t 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 don’t have any packages and that’s why they’re in search of packages. If they’ve packages, they shouldn’t be combating an imagery conflict.
“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 during which God can bear me witness on what occurred.
“I’ve at all times stated 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 Occasion. I didn’t battle him and I had no intention to battle him. He’s busy sending to me a WhatsApp messages I despatched to him years again, after we had been extra pleasant to individuals and to me, reminding me of the previous. However did I acquire 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 blissful that I despatched the car again to him. I don’t have something from Dave in my home immediately. By Gods Grace, I’m blissful about it.
“For him to have ordered that i ought to return that car, signifies that he doesn’t know or bear in mind the previous. He forgot so simply. Automobile is nothing to me for the function I performed for him to change into Chairman, deputy governor and now governor.
“However the one I cannot take frivolously, is the risk 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 effectively. As a result of in the event that they knew, they wouldn’t have performed 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 stated, 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 operating and reorganizing of PDP but when he assaults me, there could possibly be prospects 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 drawback together with him. However it is going to 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 performed effectively, I can respect and thank God for given us someone like him in such areas he has performed effectively. Let him focus in his administration and depart 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 need to 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 needs 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 have to apologize to the governor with speedy impact.
“I requested one in every of them, do I’ve any drawback 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 wished to get into energy. Since he received into energy, we have now not been pals once more since his first tenure. He appointed me as a member of a board, because the 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 depart me alone. If have performed something unhealthy to him, he ought to name me on cellphone and ask me why are you doing this? There’s nothing I stated that isn’t in existence within the state. If he needs me to cease speaking, then 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 risk. 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. The safety businesses have equally been referred to as upon by my humble self to know that if something occurs to me at any cut-off date, that is the start and it’s not going to finish up effectively on this state if something occurs to me.”
In a swift response, the Governor who spoke by his particular assistant on Media, Francis Nwaza denied the stated risk on the PDP caretaker chairman, Chief Fred Udogu, and referred to as on the residents of the State to ignore it.
“You see these items individuals do that days, attempting to tug the title of a well-liked particular person into their misfortune is unhealthy. Folks do politics over every thing. If you’re identified for unholy character, should you drag the title of a governor to take cowl.
“He stated that the governor is sending thugs, how will individuals be making allegations with out proof? What’s the proof that the governor despatched someone? The governor could be very busy with the event of the state and as I communicate with you now, the governor was on inspection immediately.
“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 someone to go and assault? There is no such thing as a such factor and it by no means occurred. Folks ought to discard such assertion from people who find themselves simply in search of 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 drawback and why are they dragging the title of the governor into it?” He requested.