By Angela Chinemerem Ikeogu
The Association of Ebonyi Indigenes Socio- Cultural in the Diaspora(AEISCID) has given a 48- hour ultimatum to the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress( APC) , Hon. Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru, to apologies and withdraw the people of Ezza clan
in the state.
The Ebonyi Indigenes said it viewed, heard and read with utmost discontentment the utterances credited to Hon. Francis Nwifuru where he threatened the Ezza people to either vote for him or live to regret it, at the weekend’s flag – off of the APCs Local Government Area rallies at the Onueke township stadium, Ezza South LGA of the state.
The APC governorship candidate reportedly said: ” Ezza people, you will regret it of u don’t vote for me. For the people of Ezza nation, listen; why I said that u will regret it if you don’t vote for me is because as a son of the soil, I believe in equity and justice.
This time around is the time for us to show capacity and how we can show capacity is to vote for APC; if you do not vote for APC, no other government will hand over power to Ezza nation. It is only my government will hand over power to Ezza nation. It’s only my government, that is if you vote for massively for me, 100 over 100 percent votes, I will then speak in your favour in the committee of stakeholders of our great state”.
But, responding to the alleged threat through a statement signed Monday in Abuja by the AEISCID President General, Amb. Pascal Oluchukwu, the group demanded an apology within 48 hours from the APC governorship candidate to the people of Ezza Ezekuna world wide over what it is considered an ” insensitive and incendiary comments in their ancestral soil”.