By Ewa Innocent, The Sight News
ABAKALIKI: Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state has called on the youths to disarm any thug that is found around any polling unit during the governorship and house of Assembly elections in the state.
In a state-wide broadcast,governor Umahi claimed that information reaching him has indicated that the APC guber candidate, Senator Sonny Ogbuoji,has concluded arrangements to import thugs in the state to disrupt the peaceful conduct of elections,and directed the security agencies to be on their toes to arrest the situation.
He also directed Ebonyi youths to arrest and demobilize any thug seen, if possible, break their legs and then hand them over to the law enforcement agents for prosecution, because according to him, they were imported to kill the people of the state.
”I am told that there have been a lot of attempt by my brother Ogbuoji,the APC guber candidate to import thugs. I have people in his camp that report to me every minutes of what they discussed in their meetings,and their strategy is to import thugs and use them to cause violence, use them to move from wards to wards,shooting and possibly injuring people so that the election in Ebonyi state will be declared inconclusive or cancelled”.
”I appeal to him to distance himself from that and I appeal to all the security agencies and all the youths to demobilize,if possible,break their legs and hand any imported thugs in the state to security agents. Any imported thug in Ebonyi state is just here to do one thing,and that is to kill our people”,he emphasised.
Umahi,called on the security agencies to be impartial and do what they are supposed to do as the elections last, stressing that,if the security agencies are strong and firm and ready to tackle any body that is ready to violate electoral rules,”I believe,we will have successful elections”.