APC chieftain alleges threat to life over protest

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The pioneer Deputy Chairman of the All Progressives Congress in Enugu State,  Adolphus Ude, has raised the alarm over what he called “a desperate plot by desperate politicians” to terminate his life “for saying the truth”.

Ude, who raised the alarm on Friday, accused the current state APC Chairman, Chief Ugochukwu Agballah, and the governorship candidate, Chief Uche Nnaji, of hatching plots to eliminate him to cover the truth for staging a protest against them at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja.

He called on the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.); the National Chairman of the APC, Senator Abdullahi Adamu; the Inspector-General of Police, Alkali Baba Usman; and the Director-General of the Department of State Security, Yusuf Bichi, to save his life.

He said Agballah and Nnaji should be held responsible should anything untoward happen to him.

The statement partly read, “This is to alert Nigerians and security agencies to the many threats to my life since I led the protest by Concerned Enugu APC members to the national secretariat of our party against the impunity, gross misconducts, divisiveness, maladministration by Chief Ugochukwu Agballah and the governorship candidate, Chief Uche Nnaji.

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“We also protested against a situation where the real deputy governorship candidate of the party on INEC website is Chief Robert Ngwu, who is from the same senatorial zone as the governorship candidate, whereas they are deceiving the people of Enugu by showcasing Chief George Ogara from Enugu North as the deputy governorship candidate.

 “I have no other persons to hold responsible for these numerous threats to my life except Ugochukwu Agballah and Uche Nnaji.”

But reacting to the allegation, the state APC chairman, Agballah, denied the allegation while describing Ude as an attention seeker.

Agballah, who spoke through his Special Adviser on Media, Mr Kenneth Ofoma, alleged that Ude belonged to the past, adding that the new APC in Enugu State was focused on ensuring victory for all their candidates in the forthcoming polls.

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