The Government of Ebonyi State has challenged the Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Prof.Bernard Odoh, to provide evidence to prove that the Ebubeagu security officers where responsible for the attack on the guber’s convoy.
The State government disclosed this, Friday, at a joint press briefing by the State Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Barrister Uchenna Orji and the State Security Consultant, Hon. Stanley Okoro-Emegha, held at the State executive chambers, old government House, Abakaliki.
Recall that the Convoy of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) Guber candidate,Professor Odo was on Wednesday night allegedly attacked along rest house axis,Okpoto,in ishielu local Government area,leading to the death of his driver,while some others were injured.
Exenorating Ebubeagu security outfit from the allegations made by the APGA Publicity Secretary, Nwanchor Chibuike , that Ebubeagu perpetrated the attack, the State Government threatened to sue the party for tainting its image.
The commissioner for information, Barr Uchenna Orji described the opposition(APGA) of having no mission or vision other than to go on social media to make spurious allegations against the state government government.
He challenged APGA to come out with clear evidence to prove that Ebubeagu was responsible for the attack on the convoy of the APGA guber candidate,Prof.Benard Odoh.
“Such allegation, we want to say categorically,that we are not surprise because, that has been their stock in trade. They have nothing to show, no mission or vision than to go to pages of social media to lay accusations from time to time against the state government. As far as it is unfounded,we know it is from them,the opposition.
Let’s challenge them to give us evidence of any Ebubeagu person, attacking any person, let alone the convoy of governorship candidate of APGA.We want them to come up with any emperical evidence showing the identity or result close to the identity or whoever that may have attacked them,the location and all the circumstances.
Again, in a criminal matter, we also want to challenge them to please ensure that they get the necessary authorities to know.
If they have persons they are suspecting, they must be bold and courageous to mention such names.
The Security Consultant to the State Government, Chief Stanley Emegha,on his own,advised APGA and other opposition political parties to desist from playing politics with human lives.
His words,“Professor Odoh is becoming too desperate, he should know that if he doesn’t become the Governor, Ebonyi State will still move on.
“Let us always know that come what,we are from Ebonyi and no matter what you become tomorrow it is tenured and the moment the tenure is expired you leave the office.”
Emegha, however, condemned the alleged attack on the Convoy of Professor Benard Odo by yet to be identified armed men, urging all and sundry to be security concious at all times and give vital information to the security agencies to enable them tackle insecurity as security is the business of all.
Emegha noted that the Government of Engr Chief David Umahi has placed high premium on the security of lives and property,hence his huge investment on the sector.
He emphasized that Ebubeagu as a responsible and legal established outfit cannot attack Ebonyi citizen it ought to protect.
The security consultant,urged the public to discountenance such unfounded allegation,assuring that the perpetrators of the heinous crime,will surely be brought to book.