The Ebonyi State Authorities beneath the management of Governor Dave Nweze Umahai, has acknowledged that it’s now privy of an internet publication report titled: ‘Umahi to Ebonyians: Block my convoy again, get killed’, which was filed and credited to Oswald Agwu of the Eagle On-line, and circulating on the social media.
In a Press assertion by Francis Nwaze, the Particular Assistant to the Governor, on New Media, which was despatched to Publish-Nigeria, on Monday, it was revealed that the title of the publication was designed to painting Governor Umahi in a nasty mild, over an incident the place his life was in apparent hazard.
The assertion reads in full:
His Excellency, was approaching the State capital, Abakaliki, when he encountered a barrier arrange by unknown individuals, at Onicha Native Authorities. In keeping with unconfirmed reviews, the barrier could have been set as much as curb site visitors circulate in direction of the venue of a wake hold ceremony.
His Excellency had noticed the very sluggish response of the group, in dismantling the barricade for the Governor’s additional motion. Suffice it to say that, the Governor was within the very know that such was a normal apply in Igboland.
Within the lengthy wait, miscreants approached one of many Governor’s safety automobiles, and made away with a firearm to the amazement of Safety Element.
In displeasure, the Governor who was irked by the disrespect and dishonour prolonged to the Workplace of the Ebonyi State Governor, condenmed such act of brigandage and criminality, calling for the prosecution of the culprits, and with no references to the nice folks of Ebonyi State.
It’s unlucky that the web publication selected the title: ‘Umahi to Ebonyians: Block my convoy again, get killed’, in flagrant disregard to the important skilled codes of Journalism apply.
His Excellency, Engr. David Nweze Umahi, FNSE, FNATE, won’t ever handle Ebonyi folks in such a language, extra so, in a circumstance of misconduct creditable to some disgruntled criminals inside a group.
The Ebonyi State Authorities urges the Editorial Board of the web publication, to uphold the very best requirements within the submitting of reviews previous to circulation within the social media.
The Ebonyi State Authorities and the Workplace of the Governor, has been inundated with requires the contextual clarification of the web report, and ceases this chance to guarantee the nice folks of Ebonyi State, that the Governor was merely fearful that peculiar regulation abiding residents could also be in additional hazard, if an elected Governor was subjected to the inhuman therapy from some legal youths.
His Excellency, Engr. David Nweze Umahi, additional reiterates his name to Safety Businesses, to apprehend all those that had been concerned within the forceful withdrawal of firearms belonging to safety particulars connected to the Governor, for onward prosecution.
Moreover, the Ebonyi State Authorities needs to stress that in step with extant rules, the Govt Governor is protected by the Nigerian State, and assaults or menace to the protection and safety of lifetime of the Governor, might be resisted by members of Safety Businesses deployed to make sure his security.
Word have to be made that all the Safety Element of an elected Governor, is managed by the Aide de Camp, who could discretionally apply brute power or in any other case, on the face of menace to lifetime of the Governor. That is relevant to all elected Governors of States in Nigeria.