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2023: Umahi Is ‘Brutal’, Has No Sufficient Patience – Atiku


Former Vice President and a presidential hopeful on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has described the governor of Ebonyi State as being “brutal” and “inpatient” in his quest to become Nigeria’s next president.

Atiku stated this on Thursday in Abakaliki through the founder of DAAR Communications group, owners of AIT and Raypower radio network, Chief Raymond Dokpesi who is the Chairman of the Technical Committee for the actualization of Atiku Abubakar presidential ambition.

Atiku also made references to the two controversial laws, (Ebubeagu and cybercrime laws) illegally enacted by the Ebonyi State House of Assembly which has been causing serious social disruptions in Ebonyi State.

The former Vice President called on Governor Umahi to operate within the laws of the land and prevail on the police to release the state publicity secretary of the PDP, Nwoba Chika Nwoba who was abducted by the Ebubeagu militia and later handed over to the police for prosecution under the Ebonyi State cybercrime law which is shrouded in secrecy.

He said:

“I remember vividly when I came here on two, three occasions, the first one was when I was contesting for chairman of the party, this governor met me at Abuja after I have visited here to plead with him to step down for the chairmanship race for the overall interest of the party and in the overall interested of the Federal Government.

“This same man does not have sufficient patience when it comes to his ambition of becoming the president; he breezed brutally and took the secretariat of the Peoples Democratic Party, that a very heinous act, that is the height of brutality and wickedness.

“And I call on him too, at this point, return the secretariat to the PDP of the southeast party, let me also call on him to immediately release of the PDP officer whom he has taken to court with trump up charges, we are all supposed to be democratic, not tyrants. People have a right to a different opinion and must not be incriminated and dealt with in such a heinous manner.

“I want to call on all members of the Peoples Democratic Party in this place to remain resilient, I believe very shortly you will be hearing some good news for the head waiters of this very party, this maltreatment cannot be sustained.

“I’m here on behalf of Atiku Abubakar to consult with you to express deep appreciation to you for the support you gave to me in Port Harcourt 2018 and thank you for giving me about 70 percent of the total vote cast in 2019 general elections.

“But like I said the 2019 election which we contested, the APC, the ruling party, appropriated, diverted the outcome to themselves. And as law-abiding citizens since the Supreme Court pronounced on it we had to start preparing for the next elections which are scheduled for February next year. We pray and hope that the government will sign into law the new electoral act, that we can have some transparent open election in February next year.”The Atiku team was in Ebonyi state to consult with members of the PDP on his presidential ambition.

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