Ebonyi PDP alleges plot to set secretariat ablaze

The caretaker committee chairman of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ebonyi state chapter, Fred Udeogu, Monday raised alarm over alleged plots by suspected thugs, to set the Party secretariat along Enugu Abakaliki high way ablaze.

He alleged that thugs loyal to the sacked factional chairman of the party, Onyekachi Nwebonyi assembled on Sunday night to unleash mayhem on the party Secretariat before the group loyal to the caretaker chairman of the party Fred Udeogu rushed to the place and chased them away.

He said “we had a ruling from a federal high court at Abuja last Thursday, and the ruling said that Onyekachi Nwaebonyi should seize from addressing or parading himself as a member of PDP or a shareholder in PDP.  And that they should stay off from the party Secretariat. By Friday I was able to ask our secretary to write to the security agencies in Ebonyi state and serve them the ruling.

“I know by this week, the security agencies will receive directives from their IGPs and director-general of SSS. If they do anything that is outside the directives, that’s will be their own risk.

“We are not deterred by whatever threats, they are making threats that they will burn down the Secretariat of PDP, which is not reasonable. We know those who are planning it and we know their names. We know the people that slept behind the party Secretariat last night.

“We know that they are going there this morning. In the end, of that ruling, we know that the law most is protected.

“We call on our esteemed Ebonyi Youths to disregard such calls and text messages because this is the Modus operandi of Dave’s thugs to create a crisis and then the State Governor will turnaround to accuse the opposition parties of being cultists and members of IPOB.

“Last night, Onyekachi Nwebonyi led a motley crowd and made a concerted effort to burn down the State Secretariat of the PDP in Abakaliki. If not for the prompt response of some of our members, the building would have been razed down by this morning. They were resisted and repelled effectively.

However, in a swift reaction, Onyekachi Nwaebonyi denied the allegation of conniving with thugs to set Secretariat ablaze and claimed that he is still in charge of PDP in the state.

 “I want to answer this question by asking you a question. Who is that person that will burn down his own house? I’m the authentic chairman of PDP in Ebonyi state.

“And I’m in my office and as I’m talking to you, I’m addressing you from my office. How can I set my own office ablaze? Is it thinkable that a man can set his own house ablaze? He should be the one, I’m suspecting to be nursing such an idea. He cannot achieve that because I’m properly seated in my office. The security agencies are there to protect the office” he said.

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