*Warns Political Candidates to desist from inciting statement

The Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. David Nweze Umahi has condemned the heinous killing of HRH Eze Igboke Ewa the chairman, Ezza North traditional ruler council, Ebonyi State.

It was said that gunmen had on Monday evening invaded the community, killing the traditional ruler in this residence.

The suspects where said to have proceeded to kill his children, but didn’t succeed, as the children immediately called for help in the bushes where they were taking refuge.

Addressing journalists in Abakaliki, Governor Umahi expressed shock over the news accusing opposition of been behind the killing.

Stating “early last night I got a very ugly and distributing news about the murder of his Majesty Eze Igboke Ewa in Ezza North who is the chairman of Ezza Ruler council and chaian of all traditional rulers of Ezza Nation.

“The son called me and said that gunmen had killed him and they were also looking for his children. He called me from where he was hiding in the bush.

“Immediately, I had to send the army and the SSS to take over the compound and rescue them.”

“I tried to ask questions from him and he said he is supporting a particular party/ candidate which hasn’t gone well with another party. He alleged that it might be the source of his killing.I directed the commsioner of police to fish out the perptrators and their sponsors,” he stated.

He equally warned political candidates to desist from thuggery or inciting statement, noting that no life is worth any political ambition.

“This is so shocking, what would have informed people to kill the man. A man who has contributed so much in the development of the State.

“Let me appeal to political leaders, stop importing people to start demonstration , we all know those who have done this. And the State will hold them responsible.

“They have been doing things like these and have been going Scot free let me warn that this time around, they will not go Scot free.

“They should desist from taking law into their hands or inciting the people from protesting, if I should invite people to demonstrate, then the whole State will go into flames. So every leader, should exercise some restrains”. He warns.

While commiserating with the family, the governor prayed for God to give the family the fortitude to bear the lose and for the soul of the deceased rest in eternal repose.




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