By Elizabeth Uwandu
UMUAHIA—A Peoples Democratic Party, PDP chieftain and a former Special Assistant to Dr. Alex Ekwueme, Mr. Ben Onyechere in a chat with newsmen in Umuahia said that the seemingly unending motions and counter motions over the Abia governorship election tussle was nothing but a conspiracy scripted to make the state ungovernable by those who think they could buy their way to the Abia Government House.
Accordibg to him, their anger is hinged on the refusal of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu’s predeccessor to sell Abia to them for which reason heaven must fall.
His words: “The prolonged judicial indulgence has brought shame and disgrace to those people who thought the former governor should have sold the state to them because they owned banks and oil wells. The matter is not about Dr Ikpeazu who is not only an erudite scholar but also a grassroots politician.
“The issue at stake is that the so called wealthy opponents of his predecessor rather than bring their wealth to bear in the development of their fatherland have continued to bring the image of the state to disrepute by perpetually engaging in their past time of distracting governance. I stand or sit here to testify that the actions of these people is a distraction to governance and anybody who says otherwise is lying.
“The self delusion of those few that they are the fit and proper people to rule Abia State is an abuse of democratic process and an insult to the academia which is the background of the governor as much as it is a rude assault on the sensibilities of the electorate.”