By Achike Uchenna, Umuahia
A pressure group, Abiazurumee Oganihu Abia, has lambasted the NDA, warning it to steer clear of issues regarding the state just as it called on the Federal Government to probe into a possible link between the group and Governor Okezie Ikpeazu.Appraising recent developments in the state, the group also dismissed as ridiculous the position of the avengers that the federal government is plotting to install Dr. Uche Ogah as the governor of Abia State as part of an elaborate plan to have him consequently defect to the All Progressives Congress, APC when he assumes office.
To the group, Ogah as a deeply committed member of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP whom it stated is unquestionably loyal to the party.
It also condemned in strong terms the position of some elders in the state and some youths for their negative comments on the Federal High Court ruling and the INEC issuance of a certificate of return to Ogah the rightful gubernatorial choice of every Abian as cowardly, and a support against the interest of an ordinary Abiansâ€. â€Ž
Chairman of the Abiazurumee Oganihu Abiaâ€Ž, Okey Nwachukwu in a statement issued Wednesday in Abuja wondered why the â€œso-called Abia elders should pretend to be happy with the state of things in Abia where even primary school children are crying for help and calling for a changeâ€.
According to Mr. Nwachukwu, â€œthe court judgment was simply an affirmation that God had heard the cries of Abians and had come to set Abia free and to redeem the state from those who have destroyed it.â€Žâ€
The group also called on security agencies to investigate the connection between Dr. Ikpeazu and his latest spokespersons, the Niger Delta Avengers, â€œto unmask those sponsoring the group in its avowed terrorist plots to destabilize the Niger Delta and destroy the Nigerian economy.
â€œIkpeazu appears to enjoy the support and confidence of the terrorist organization that is so vehement in aiding his case by spreading false, fallacious and ridiculous propaganda.â€
The group decried the backwardness, stagnation, non payment of salaries, political patronage, insensitivity of the political elite and nepotism in Abia as patently legendary and such that called for a change.
But yesterday the Niger Delta Avengers, refuted media reports that it opened a new Twitter accounts, @Real_Ndavengers and @NDAvengers1 where the allegation that the federal government is plotting to install Dr. Uche Ogah as the governor of Abia.