Insecurity: Umahi Threatens To Arrest Anyim, Egwu, Others
Ebonyi State Governor, David
Umahi, has threatened to bring the full weight of the law to bear on some
prominent citizens of the state for inciting violence.
Umahi issued the threat while
receiving the Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone 9, Mr Okon Ene, late
The governor urged the police
chief not to look very far when searching for those terrorizing the state
because most of them were within.
He accused his traducers of
seeking to bring down his administration because of his decision to ditch the
People’s Democratic Party to join the All Progressives Congress.
The former Secretary to the
Government of the Federation, Anyim Pius, neither picked his calls nor did he
respond to a test message sent to him on the subject as of the time of filing
However, the state PDP Publicity
Secretary, Silas Onu, said the governor was vilifying the party leaders out of
The party expressed
disappointment that the governor chose to play cheap politics at a time when he
should be discussing serious security issues with the visiting police boss.
Also, a former lawmaker, who
represented the Ohaozara-Onicha-Ivo constituency in the House of
Representatives, Linus Okorie, denied the allegation by Umahi that he was
masterminding crises in the state.
He stated this in a telephone
interview, with newsmen in Abakaliki on Thursday morning.