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Enugu APC Crisis: Hold Agballah Responsible Should Anything Happen To Me – Ude Cries Out




The crisis rocking the Enugu State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) seem to have taken another dimension as the party’s pioneer Deputy Chairman, Adolphus Ude has cried out that his life is under threat.

Naija News reports that Ude, who led a protest against the party’s state chairman, Ugochukwu Agballah on Monday in Abuja at the APC national office has alleged that Agballah is threatening his life.

According to him, his life is threatened by desperate politicians and that Agballah should be held responsible should anything untoward happen to him.

Ude during the protest accused the state APC chairman and the state APC governorship candidate, Chief Uche Nnaji of fraud.

The APC chieftain at a press briefing on Friday called on the Chairman of the Mainstream Enugu APC, called on President Muhammadu Buhari, the National Chairman of the APC, Senator Abdullahi Adamu, the Inspector-General of Police, Alkali Baba Usman and the Director-General of the Department of State Services, DSS, Yusuf Bichi to hold Agballah responsible should anything untoward happen to him.

Ude submitted that : “This is to alert Nigerians and security agencies to the many threats to my life since I led the protest by Concerned Enugu APC members to the national secretariat of our party against the impunity, gross misconducts, divisiveness, maladministration and embezzlement of party funds to tune of over N1.3bn by Chief Ugochukwu Agballah and the governorship candidate, Chief Uche Nnaji.

“We also protested against a situation where the real deputy governorship candidate of the party on INEC website is Chief Robert Ngwu who is from the same senatorial zone as the governorship candidate whereas they are deceiving the people of Enugu by showcasing Chief George Ogara from Enugu North as the deputy governorship candidate.

” I have no other persons to hold responsible for these numerous threats to my life except Ugochukwu Agballah and Uche Nnaji. I call on President Muhammadu Buhari, our national chairman, the Inspector-General of Police, and the DG of DSS to save my life. And should anything untoward happen to me or any of the leaders of our group, they should hold Agballah and Nnaji responsible.

“This alarm becomes even more critical given the antecedents of these men, which are well known to Enugu people. Ugochukwu Agballah is presently running from police summons over the forgery of APC membership card with which he was fraudulently imposed as the Chairman of Enugu APC, a process I am presently challenging in court.

” In principle, what we protested against is not different from what our leaders such as Geoffrey Onyeama, Sullivan Chime, Eugene Odoh, Onyemuche Nnamani, Osita Okechukwu, Gbazueagu Nweke Gbazueagu, and a host of others, complained about during their protest visit to the national leadership of our party on 30th August 2022 and capped it off by boycotting the Wednesday presidential rally for the same reasons of imposition, impunity, and frauds in Enugu APC.

“But the threats notwithstanding, I will continue to defend internal democracy, transparency and accountability in our party and what I know to be the truth”.

However, Naija News gathered that in a swift reaction, Agballah through his media aide, Ken Ofoma dispelled the allegation and said Ude just wants to be noticed and to work for the money he was paid by his sponsors.

Ofoma said.“He is a known political jobber and handyman. Barr. Ugo Agballah, the chairman of new APC Enugu state and Chief Uche Nnaji, the guber candidate of the party in the State don’t know that AC Ude exists.

“They are not bothered by such phantom allegations. The new APC Enugu State is focused and has its eyes trained on the ball.

“No amount of noise from those who destroyed APC in the past and who are currently working with PDP in the State, will distract the party.”