Ebonyi Guber race: Ex-RMAFC Boss alleges plot to disrupt party Primaries

Ruth Oginyi

Ahead of the ruling all progressives Congress APC governorship primary, the Campaign Organization of the erstwhile Chairman of Revenue Mobilization, Allocation and Fiscal. Commission (RMAFC), Engr Elias Mbam, Wednesday alleged a plot to disrupt the party’s Ebonyi governorship primaries scheduled for May 26, 2022.

The organization alleged that arms and thugs have been imported into the state by the state government and its agents to scuttle the primaries.

 The campaign group alleged that thugs have been rented from nearby States in the southeast and south to perfect the ungodly act and call on security agencies in the state to use their good offices to stop the alleged plan.

 In a statement signed by former Commissioner for Environment in the state, Dr. Paul Okorie, the organization also alleged that there was a plan to scuttle the primaries by dragging the party to court against the lay-down rules of the party that all aggrieved members should first explore and exhaust all the party’s internal conflict resolution mechanisms to address grievances. 

“It has come to the knowledge of the Destiny 2023 Campaign Council, the campaign organization of Engr. Elias Mbam, of the plans to scuttle the gubernatorial primary election in Ebonyi State scheduled to hold tomorrow, Thursday 26th May 2022 by agents of Ebonyi State government. 

 “Credible intelligence available to us alleges that agents of Ebonyi state government and those working for the State House of Assembly embattled speaker has procured armed thugs from Enugu, Abia, Cross River, and the Rivers States, some of which are already in the state, in liaison with his local vigilante (Ebubeagu Security Network) with the plan to attack and cause mayhem at the venue of the gubernatorial primary tomorrow to ensure that it does not hold and prevent perceived opponents from attending.

“We plead with the security agencies, especially the Nigeria Police, the Department of State Security Services, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp and the Nigeria Military to take notice and ensure that the life and safety of Engr. Elias Mbam, other aspirants, their supporters, party faithfull, and delegates are guaranteed and protected”.

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