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Why opposition is against my second term bid — Elechi

By Dennis Agbo

ABAKALIKI—GOVERNOR Martin Elechi of Ebonyi State has said that the recent opposition from within his state party of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was because some people were bent on stopping his second term bid, come 2011 governorship election.

According to Governor Elechi, some party members had complained that he (Governor) does not carry the politicians along in the scheme of things, but that he has bought a  stretcher to carry the aggrieved politicians along, promising to use the stretcher to dump the aggrieved politicians in Ebonyi River.

Governor Elechi who spoke when some PDP stakeholders paid a solidarity visit on him, said “you have spoken that there is only one strong and united party in Ebonyi State. You have assured the world that the party has no faction. I thank you for that. When I move about the state, I see billboards, but there are no people who belong to the parties described on these billboards. There is only one party in Ebonyi State  PDP. That is the party of our choice, that is the party ruling Nigeria, that is the party in Ebonyi State.

“Admittedly, some people felt aggrieved, they are those who I describe as ambitious politicians, who want to govern in hell rather than be governed in heaven. They are the likes of the trouble shooters, who said they are parallel executives. If you ask them what the problem is, they will say they are not being carried along.
I assure you that I have bought stretchers with which to carry them along, and when we carry them, we shall dump them in the Ebonyi River because they have been swept aside by the wave of our revolution in the PDP.

“They are the likes who want imposition of candidates and we say no to that. They are the people who want to sell the state treasury and we say no to that. We do not share money but we share projects to our people. Sooner, we shall go on inspection visit of the projects and we shall commission them. And those who said they are not carried along, we shall drag them in our stretchers and dump them by the way side,” the  Governor said.


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