Senator Obinna Ogba, who represents Ebonyi Central Senatorial district, has alleged that the Governor of the state, David Umahi was scheming to assassinate him.
Ogba made the accusation during a press conference in Abuja on Thursday. He disclosed that he decided to raise alarm because of Gov. Umahi’s open threats to him adding that Nigerians should hold Umahi responsible if anything happens to him.
“In a national media briefing held at the Executive Council Chambers in Abakaliki on Friday, November 27, 2020, Umahi, made a very damaging and unfounded report against my person and three other prominent persons from Ebonyi State.”
“Ordinarily, I could have treated that media briefing as mere gibberish, but coming from a sitting governor, it becomes very necessary to give it the needed attention in order to invite full scrutiny of the dangerous recklessness inherent in the utterances of a Chief Security Officer (CSO) of a state”.
However, the Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Ebonyi State, Orji Uchenna Orji, described Ogba’s accusations as “baseless and irresponsible”.
“Senator Ogba’s statement is a political trick from a rejected representative, who is crying foul over non-existent and imaginative allegation. As a government, we are not interested in responding to his allegation.” Orji stated.