I Regretted Supporting Gov Umahi-PDP Youth Leader

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Comrade Chidiebere Egwu Goodluck

By Abah Nnanna, Abakaliki

The Southeast People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Youth Leader, Comrade Chidiebere Egwu Goodluck has expressed strong regret for supporting the Governor of Ebonyi State, Engineer Chief David Nweze Umahi to emerge governor in 2015.

A press statement by the Southeast PDP Youth leader in Abakaliki titled “wanton allegations against my person”, Egwu further called on Governor Umahi to take responsibility and hold his aides responsible for attacks by unknown gunmen on government facilities in the state.

According to Egwu, since Governor Umahi’s defection to the All Progressives Congress (APC) November 19 ,2020, it would recalled that his utterances has at best been targeted at PDP leaders in the State with a true intent to hound, harass and clamp down on our prominent Party men and women that made him what he is today. It was shortly after his defection that Umahi labelled peace-loving leaders of our Party as sponsors of IPOB, terrorists and cultists- an allegation that has remained unsubstantiated till date.

The statement reads, ” It has become very expedient that I react to the unwarranted attack on my person by the Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. David Nweze Umahi. The State’s Chief Executive in a recent meeting with the Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG Zone 9, Etem Ene Okon in Abakaliki claimed in a viral audio message to his guests that my humble self, alongside other prominent leaders of my great Party- the People’s Democratic Party should be held responsible for attacks on security agencies by bandits and unknown gunmen in the State.

“In the said viral audio message, Governor Umahi who ordinarily should be most cautious in order to allow the heads of security agencies to properly conduct their investigations, has become both the accuser and the judge in a matter as crucial as security by virtue of these phantom allegations.Let me go down memory lane.

“My frustrating journey with Umahi since 2014.It bears placing on record that my relationship with the Governor started in 2014 when he first beckoned on me to work with him. Through my singular effort, I galvanized a platform known as Ebonyi Youth Liberation Forum- a frontline youth’s platform that eventually brought the ungrateful emperor to power in 2015.

“Even as I express my profound regrets over my decision to have ever supported Umahi, I wish to recall that it was my very unique role that made him to appoint me as a State’s Youth leader of the PDP in the first instance. Having discharged my responsibilities creditably as a Youth leader and with the overwhelming confidence on my person by my then leader, he in his archetypal self now wanted me promoted and I was eventually elected as the Zonal Youth leader of the PDP in the South East even though some sinister motives were behind this his decision.

“Having garnered more trusts and further confidence of my then principal, it is worthy to remind that I was again, one of the firsts to be appointed a Technical Assistant to the Governor on internal security- during which period I personally took it upon myself to ensure Ebonyi was peaceful and very safe for the residents.

“I was not only highly commended by my then boss, I was also further elevated to the position of a Special Assistant to the Governor on Internal Security (Urban), during which period there was yet a very peaceful ambience in the State and of course, I was never found wanting in the discharge of my duties.

“I was also further elevated to the position of a Care-Taker Chairman of Ikwo Local Government Area before being returned to my former position as SA on Internal Security, (Urban). It was at this juncture that the ungrateful benefactor of our great Party- the PDP now decided to embark on his ‘lone’ defection to the ruling APC. He beckoned on me to join him in the naked dance of betraying a Party that has given himself and myself and particularly our dear Ebonyi State so much but I turned it down and blatantly refused to abandon my Party.

“This latest accusation which he may have thought would frighten our Party leaders and members who have kept surging in leaps and bounds despite his threats is coming at a time he has brazenly equipped his thugs- now christened ‘Ebubeagu’ Security Network with guns, machetes and charms through his widely announced registered native Doctors, among other dangerous weapons to dare, accuse, threaten and kill his perceived political opponents. Ebonyi under his watch is fast descending into a total anarchy with innocent citizens now living in perpetual fear.

He is yet to deny these facts which have already been published in several national dailies even as his wild dogs continue to brandish their weapons on social media. There is no other way to describe his present state of mind than the fact that the Governor is now afraid of his shadows.”, Egwu stated.

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