REPORTER: PEACE AGBO
Abia State Government has called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the Chief of Army Staff, the National Security Adviser and the Inspector General of Police to investigate allegations leveled against it by major political oppositions in the state.
In a briefing at the Government House Umuahia entitled “Abia Governorship litigation; Call for security agents to arrest instigators of terror and insecurity in Abia,” the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Mr. Ferdinand Ekeoma, said the attention of the state government had been drawn to videos arising from two press briefings conducted in Abuja by some individuals alleged to have been hired by oppositions.
Mr. Ekeoma said the group also called for the governorship election judgment billed for October 6, 2023 in the state not to be delivered as Abia State government had allegedly concluded plans to intimidate the justices to deliver judgment in favor of Governor Alex Otti or alternatively would be killed if they failed to deliver judgment in favour of the Governor.
He stated that the hate, anger, bitterness and the trademark of terror contained in the text of the press conference and on the facial expression of the accusers showed a despicable design to subject the government and people of Abia State to shame.
The Special Adviser said it was unfortunate that those individuals had resorted to a strategy of deceit and destabilization to hinder the progress of Abia State.
EDITED BY CHUKWUBUIKE MADU