Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Ebonyi State yesterday called on the federal government to call the state governor, Engr. Dave Umahi, to order.
The state government has however said the governor would never be distracted by the antics of those it described as impostors.
The APC members made the request yesterday when they visited the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha.
The chairman of the state chapter of APC, Rev. Eze Nwachukwu, had accused the governor of having penchant for crushing members of the opposition.
He also accused the governor of allegedly hijacking the federal government’s Social Investment Programmes in the state.
In a swift reaction, the state government, in a statement by the chief press secretary to the governor, Emmanuel Uzor, said there was nothing like a killer squad as alleged.
Uzor said the governor would not be distracted “By careless and irresponsible vituperation from unfortunate political jobbers parading themselves as opposition.”
He said rather than casting aspersions on the governor, the APC should carry out issue-based campaigns.
The governor’s spokesman said, “Governor David Umahi is very busy with his developmental projects of repositioning the state and making it a model of modern state and therefore is not distracted by careless and irresponsible vituperation from unfortunate political jobbers parading themselves as opposition.
“From all available records, Governor Umahi has rescued the state from the fangs of poverty and underdevelopment and has never been found wanting in the discharge of his official duties.
“Pastor Nwachukwu who is a factional chairmen of APC in Ebonyi State is notorious for his lies and penchant for seeking cheap publicity but unfortunately, this one has hit the woodwork as it has failed to attract the sentiment he sought for.
“There is nothing like killer squad as he said even though he was merely voicing out his frustration especially after losing grip of the party at the state, he has migrated to Abuja where he engages in systematic political alms begging to survive and he feels the only way to do that is to be going from one office to the other to cast aspersions on the hardworking governor of Ebonyi State.
“I advice Nwachukwu to put his house in order and take care of the cancerous divisions in his party and carry out issue based campaigns instead of his usual naked dance in the market place having lost relevance in his own party.”
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