- The commissioner of police in Ebonyi state has been hailed for his professionalism
- The police chief was commended by an influential group in the state, the Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora
- The group also revealed inside information of what opposition politicians face in the southeast state
The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has commended the new Commissioner of Police in the state for acting with utmost professionalism.
In a statement sent to Legit.ng on Sunday, January 24, and signed by its president, Ambassador Paschal Oluchukwu, the AESID noted that CP Aliyu Garba has discharged his duties without fear of favour since his resumption as the chief police officer of the southeast state.
The group added:
“We, however, wish to counsel the new CP to remain as professional and apolitical as his erstwhile colleague, CP Philip Maku who has been transferred from the state.”
The group also warned the state government to stop intimidating judges in the cause of their duties, stressing that agents of the state government were trying to manipulate the judiciary into causing trouble within the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ebonyi.
It added that the goal is to continue to cause division in the PDP by having another group parade itself as a factional state exco of the PDP through a lawsuit already instituted in court.
Part of the statement read:
“We condemn, whole and entire the desperate attempts to use the judiciary to achieve the threat of being in APC and sponsoring crises and divisions in the PDP.”
While commending the Ebonyi Judiciary for remaining firm as the last hope of the common man, the statement called on the Ebonyi State’s Judiciary to remain steadfast and unwavering.
The AESID added:
“Already, we have read in the media through the former Assistant Financial Secretary of the Nwebonyi group who recently dumped the camp, Linus Ogazi how Governor Umahi divided the Excos in order to create a parallel faction of the party.
“AESID also calls on security agencies and INEC to obey the order of Justice I. E. Ekwo of the Abuja Federal High Court restraining Umahi’s faction of the PDP in Ebonyi State led by the gadfly, Nwebonyi, and his cohorts from parading themselves as officers of the party.
“They should therefore provide security and accord protection to the Udeogu-led Exco to legitimately take over the State Secretariat of the Party for the interest of justice, peace, and unity of the opposition party.”
Recall that the AESID recently alleged that there are plans by the Ebonyi government to intimidate politicians in the state who refused to defect to the All Progressives Congress (APC) with Governor Umahi.
The group said the recent comments made in various functions by the governor were disturbing, hence it called on the federal government to prevail on Umahi not to heat the polity in the state.
Meanwhile, the AESID have declared that competence and credibility will determine who emerges as the next governor in Ebonyi and not zoning.
The association implored Ebonyi people to continue to study the records in and out of office of any contender and place same side-by-side with the prevailing challenges facing the state and seek out only those who can reverse the negative indices.
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