Posted by Pamela Eboh, Awka | 18 June 2016 | 4,544 times
The Agulu Leaders of Thought (ALT) has appealed to Anambra State Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, not to harm their son, Mr. Peter Obi, saying that it was his hard work that paved way for his present position as the State Governor.
A statement which was signed by the group’s Interim Secretary, Joachim Emegwamuo, and made available to journalists in Awka on Friday, reads in part: “When the news of the threat to the life of our son, Mr. Peter Obi, started circulating, we ignored it as one of those online rumour until Barr. Joe Martins Uzodike made allusion to that in a programme on Blaze Radio.
“Our investigations also revealed that Mr. Peter Obi related it to Chief Willie Obiano’s Omamballa people during a peace meeting in the house of Chief Nwobu Alor on Saturday, the 11th of June.
“We are aware that it was Obi who, single handedly, made Obiano the Governor and we are also aware of several indignities Obi is suffering under the governor, ranging from lack of respect to continued and inexplicable witch-hunting.
“Obiano had to redeploy a Permanent Secretary from Lagos to Awka because he allowed a vehicle at the Anambra State Liaison Office in Lagos to run errands for Obi’s wife.
“Obiano and Sir Victor Umeh requested in the presence of Bishops that Obi should leave APGA; Obiano sponsored two damaging films on Obi produced by a staff of Anambra State Broadcasting Service, Mr. Egbuna Amuta that was aired severally on ABS, AIT, Channels, and many other stations and distributed freely to Anambra people.
“Obiano has deliberately allowed his aides to abuse Obi to the point of openly denying the over 75 Billion Naira bequeathed him.
“Obiano has abandoned all the projects started by Obi upon which he was elected thus casting Obi as unreliable among Anambra people.
“Obiano has made a hobby of commissioning Obi’s completed projects, claim them as his and in some cases changed the plaques.
“Obiano openly told his EXCO members not to associate with Obi in any manner and went on to relieve them of their functions for being close to Obi.
“Obiano’s aides led by his Special Adviser, Mr. Chinedu Obidigwe, always carried placards against Obi and in one instance had written on the placard carried by the same Chinedu, ‘Obi bu kriminal’.
“Obiano once visited Obi's town and while speaking to his people, told them how unreliable and tricky their son is, etc.”
The group also stressed that if Obiano who had allegedly declared war against Obi even before he was sworn in cannot appreciate what Obi with the support of his community did for him, he should let them be rather than deepening their sorrow and agony by adding threat to life.
“Anambra politics is not synonymous with political murder and assassination and we hope and pray it remains like that.
“If anything happens to Mr. Peter Obi or any of his aides, Obiano should be held responsible,” the group said.
•Photo shows Willie Obiano and Peter Obi in the good old days.
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