- The Peoples Democratic Party has alleged killings of its members and supporters in Ebonyi state
- The main opposition also claimed that the state government has special detention centres where kidnapped political opponents are kept and tortured
- APC has, however, dismissed the allegation, describing PDP as an attention-seeking political party without agenda
Ebonyi state - The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Ebonyi chapter has raised an alarm, alleging that its members and supporters have continuously been attacked.
The Nation reports that the PDP raised the allegation in a communique signed by former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Anyim Pius Anyim, three Ebonyi state senators Sam Egwu, Obinna Ogba, Ama Nnachi, House of Representatives members from the party and over 30 other stakeholders at the end of a meeting in Abakaliki.
In the statement, PDP alleged that the Ebonyi chapter of the Ebube Agụ security outfit has been converted into a political attack militia used to silence perceived opponents of the state government.
The party alleged the creation of Ebube Agu Security outfit by the government has increased persecution of political opponents in the state.
However, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in a swift reaction dismissed the allegation, describing the opposition as an attention-seeking party without agenda for the people.
Chief Stanley Okoro Emegha, the caretaker committee chairman and commissioner for internal security, noted that the report was the handiwork of jobless persons.
Governor Umahi reveals how his successor will emerge
Umahi gave the assurance during a thanksgiving service on Sunday, July 25, to mark his 58th birthday at the Christ Embassy Church, Kpirikpiri, Abakaliki.
He said there would be no fight, adding that there might be a crisis if he wants someone to succeed him singlehandedly.
Governor Umahi sacks all zonal education supervisors
Meanwhile, Umahi directed the immediate removal of all the zonal education supervisors in the southeastern state from office.
It was reported that the secretary to the state government, Kenneth Ụgbọala, announced the governor’s decision in a statement on Wednesday, June 30.
The Ebonyi governor also directed that all the education secretaries that were on leave are to face disciplinary action to ascertain the level of their involvement in the alleged fraud in the state education system.