The chairman of the South East governor’s forum, Chief David Umahi has few days to the general election in the country revealed how he was betrayed by the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressive Congress, APC, in Ebonyi state, Senator Sunny Ogbuorji.
Recall that Umahi and Ogbuorji were good friends since 2015, when both of them united and fought the former governor, Martin Elechi to hand over power to Ebonyi south zone.
Umahi while addressing a mammoth crowd at a rally that took place at Agbaji community in Ezza North Local Government Area of the state, stated that the APC Guber candidate lacked the capacity to rule the state, stressing that Ogbuorji has never served anybody and as such cannot be served by another person.
He said: “Any person that didn’t serve can never be served by another. By not serving, he is minus hundred. He has not started. When Ogbuorji betrayed us, I knelt down and raised my two hands up and said, father in the name of Jesus Christ, betrayal will follow this man. And that is what is happening.
“Everywhere he (Ogbuorji) goes, betrayal will follow him all the days of his life. I command 60 per cent of his followers and they are working for me, and that is the product of betrayal.”
Earlier in his remark, the former governor of the state, Senator Sam Egwu, also warned members of the APC in Ebonyi to stop provoking the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and the governor Chief David Umahi into violence.
Egwu who is the senator representing Ebonyi North Federal constituency further accused APC of destroying billboards and posters’ belonging to the candidates of the PDP, which according to him was an action aimed at provoking the state government into fight and violence.
He noted that Ebonyi state was known for peace and progress and no one should stir up crisis that would result into killings of innocent people and destruction of properties.
He said: “Posters will not win election. Go and do your campaign. Go and convince people and stop coursing trouble. PDP are doing campaign and they are peaceful. This is my plea to APC people. Please do your campaign and stop fighting people.
“Ebonyi state is known for peace. Ebonyi is known for progress.Election is not all about fighting and killing or oppressing people
anyhow. And if there are any PDP people that are doing that, I want to appeal that we all shelve our sword. And election should be done the way it should be done. This is our prayer and I believe that God has answered our prayers” he stated.
in a swift reaction, the APC governorship candidate, senator Sunny Ogbuorji who spoke through his media aide denied knowledge of an attempt by his supporters to destroy billboards or posters that belong to candidates of PDP in the state.