Senator Nwaogu, Abia Council Chairman Trade Blames On Assassination AttemptFeatured, Latest News, News, News From The State, Politics Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014
From Ignatius Okpara, Umuahia
The Transition Committee Chairman of Isiala Ngwa North Council Area of Abia State, Chief Ginger Onwusibe has denied media reports (Not African Examiner) that he and his aides recently attacked the Senator representing Abia Central Senatorial District, Nkechi Nwaogu.
Reacting to the allegation Tuesday, the Council Chief also indicted Nwaogu of being economical with the truth over the incident.
He alleged that the policemen in the Senator’s convoy fired shot at his entourage which included Hon. Martin Azubuike, representing Isiala Ngwa North in the state House of Assembly and other Chieftains of the People’s Democratic party (PDP) in the council, who were returning from a tour of wards in the area, adding attempt was made to abduct him.
The Chairman in a statement said: “Senator Nkechi Nwaogu is not telling the truth about the incident which she ordered policemen in her convoy to fire at us.
” If there was an assassination attempt, let her show you people where she was shot or the bullet holes in her vehicle, we only escaped their bullets by the grace of God.
“The truth is that for a month now, we have been on a tour of the ten wards in the LGA. After the tour, which was the 8th one, on our way to the residence of a party official, who invited us to a reception, we joined the Expressway from the lane of motorists coming from the Umuahia end to get to the other lane.
“As soon as the more than 30 cars in the convoy joined the road median to get to the other lane, we saw a long convoy with a siren coming at a top speed.
“I saw Senator Nkechi Nwaogu giving orders to her security people, ‘That is the stupid Ginger boy, shoot him, shoot him.’ Policemen and the SSS people in her convoy started shooting.
“Two policemen came down and started beating three of my supporters who were on motorcycles. When they saw my official car, two policemen started dragging the door to my car, where I sat with my wife but I resisted them.
“All through the incident, Senator Nkechi Nwaogu was still shouting to the policemen, ‘deal with, deal with him’. Even when the member representing Isiala Ngwa North in the House of Assembly, Hon. Martin Azubuike identified himself as a member of the House, they refused to listen and even threatened to shoot him”, narrated Onwusibe.
Onwusibe further alleged that the Senator Nwaogu had continued to attack him and others who have declared support for the decision of the party to zone the 2015 governorship seat to Abia South zone, which clearly excludes her as she hails from Osisioma Ngwa council in Abia Central zone.
“Since the party and the Governor made that statement on zoning, Senator Nkechi Nwaogu has been bitter with anyone who supports the decision. She has also attacked the Governor, but would deny it when confronted.
“We have been very bold supporting the decision of the party. This is why she has continued to attack me and ordered her convoy to shoot at us”, he alleged.
Meanwhile, Senator Nwaogu, who spoke addressed the newsmen in Aba, affirmed alleged attempt on her life by Onwusibe and hoodlums in his convoy.
She alleged his convoy blocked her entourage as she was returning to Aba after she paid homage to Eze Bernard Enweremadu in Isiala Ngwa North local government Area, whose community held their annual new yam festival.
Hear her: “We were coming back from an event along the Enugu/Port Harcourt Expressway and on getting to Uratta/Amaekpu junction in Isiala Ngwa North Local Government, a car blocked us right at the middle of the Expressway. “We went to Umuahia to attend a ceremony and on our way coming back, we went to His Majesty (Eze) Bernard Enweremmadu’s palace for his new yam festival.
“After the event, we were heading back to Aba; at the Expressway, we saw a car blocking the expressway and this was at about 6.45 pm. It was not the first time this boy (Mr. Onwusibe) has tried to embarrass me; it was an attempted assassination”.
” If not for the policemen that I was given, it was a clear attempt to assassinate me. I thank God that nothing happened to me and to any of the people who were with me”.
The federal lawmaker, who accused the council boss of employing every means to stop her from contesting for governorship seat, vowed that nothing would make her drop her ambition.
“I have sent a text message to Governor Theodore Orji and he promised to look into the incident. I have also reported the matter to the Director, SSS of this country and also to the police but I have not been able to reach the State Commissioner of Police because at the time of the incident and till now, his line has not been available” said Nwaogu.
Asked if she had any previous quarrel with the council chief, Senator Nwaogu said “My only offence was that this boy asked for money and I refused.
“Sometime ago, he asked that I should give him N20 million that he would use it to create a good impression before the governor of the state on my behalf, which I refused to”.
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