Suspected ‘Ebubeagu’ Operatives Open Fire On APGA Guber Candidate’s Convoy
By CHARLES ONYEKWERE, ABAKALIKI
The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Professor Benard Ifeanyi Odoh, has accused Ebubeagu Operatives of attacking and shooting at his convoy in Izzi Local Government Area of Ebonyi State thereby damaging one of his cars.
Odoh, a former secretary to the Ebonyi state government ((SSG), disclosed this to Journalists in Abakaliki on Thursday.
According to Odoh, his convoy was attacked by men of Ebubeagu in Izzi Local Government Area of the state when he visited the area for his campaign activities.
He said, “Today, we scheduled a visit to Izzi local government because Izzi Local Government is part of the state. It’s one of the 13 local government areas in the state. We have our supporters there; we have our campaign office there.
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“As earlier as 6 O’clock this morning, I started getting distress calls. One of our coordinators called and said the chairman of the local government called and warned him that no visit should take place in his local government and that he is under pressure from the government.
“The DPO also called, raised a similar alert, that he’s under enormous pressure, that we should not come.
“I am the candidate of APGA in Ebonyi, Professor Benard Odoh, is my name. I am in this race to govern the whole local government in the state. Therefore, if I cannot go to Izzi, then, I am not qualified to run for the election, and that is why I had to go to Izzi, defied all their orders and threats to go to the place.”
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