From Chinedu Nwafor ,Abakaliki
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ebonyi State said the gunshots that was fired at its State Secretariat on May 3, 2022, was not as a result of any crisis.
The party, according a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Mr Nwoba Chika, added that contrary to insinuations in some quarters, the gunshots were fired by Police and not the members of the party.
Nwoba noted there no crisis that erupted at the Secretariat to warrant any shooting by members, as alleged.
He was reacting to Governor David Umahi’s threat of sealing the Secretariat.
The Governor had on Sunday warned that if there is any further record of gunshot within the State PDP Secretariat, henceforth, he would seal it off.
Nwoba said “Police only fired shots to the air when a deluge of party members involuntarily swooped on the adhoc delegation that came to organize 3-man delegates congress in the state.”
“Our party controls a better half of the Ebonyi population and it’s not out of place to have the retinue of heads rearing to catch glimpse of the faces of the party’s august guests.”
The PDP spokesman said the Party frowned at the threat coming from Umahi and charged him to “desist from slandering the PDP in Ebonyi State out of envy of the successes the party has recorded within the little time frame he exited the fold.”
“We are a law-abiding political movement that has always adopted decorum and rule of law in carrying out its activities. We, therefore, draw the attention of the security agencies in the state to this outlandish threat coming from a supposed refined leader in the order of governor.
“We, therefore, draw the attention of the security agencies in the state to this outlandish threat coming from a supposed refined leader in the order of governor,” he added.