Anyim Accuses Gov. Umahi of Assassination.
The Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi has been reportedly accused by the former Senate President, Anyim Pius Anyim of planning to assassinate him and other prominent leaders in Ebonyi State.
The former Secretary to the Government of the Federation stated that the issue began when he and other political leaders in PDP refused to defect to the All Progressives Congress with Umahi.
Remember that the Chairman of the South East Governors Forum recently dumped PDP for the APC.
Umahi’s defection to the opposition party has seen accusations and counter accusations from the Ebonyi State Governor and chieftains of the PDP.
The Ebonyi State Governor had on Friday after the state security council meeting, accused Anyim, Sam Egwu and Obinma Ogba, and PDP acting Vice Chairman, South-east, Ali Odefa, of planning to use members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, to unleash mayhem in the state.
Anyim in an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari, and copied to the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, DSS Director-General, and the Chief of Defence Staff, disclosed that Umahi was raising dust to “divert the attention of the public before he strikes.”
The former SGF described Umahi as a leader under a curse, saying:
“It is clear that Gov. Umahi may have been told that he needed to kill a high profile person in order to achieve his mad ambition. Ebonyians should be wise to know that Umahi is under a spell and those he is prepared to use for the killing should know that after using them, he will also plan to kill them to cover his track.”
“The only offence we committed is that we refused to follow Gov. Umahi in his political adventure.”
“We do not know when belonging to parties of one’s choice has become an offence against a Governor or means fighting a Governor.”
“In his delusion, he believed his own lies that he is the only man who matters in Ebonyi State. He did not consult with anybody notable before consummating his defection to APC. After his defection, no person of note followed him.”
“Unable to contain and manage the unsavory reactions from the public he ran to my home in the company of some high-profile people, on the 20th of November 2020, and pleaded with me to defect to APC, saying that if I do, others will follow suit. I pointed out to him that his approach has made it almost impossible for anybody to defect.”
“He pleaded with me that if I cannot defect now, I should not attend any PDP meetings, and I said no, I must attend PDP meetings as long as I am in PDP.
“He realized that he could not persuade anybody when he saw the crème of Ebonyi Elders and citizen that gathered for the inauguration of PDP Caretaker Committee. He could no longer sleep and declared war on every one who has refused to defect with him,” Anyim said.