Abia: Groups raise security alarm over Obi’s visit
Group in Abia State, yesterday, raised security alarm and urged Peter Obi, presidential candidate of Labour Party (LP) to cancel his proposed visit to the state today.
Also, Ukwa-Ngwa Youths Vanguard, a socio-cultural organisation of youths from the nine councils of Ukwa-Ngwa land, in the state, have equally said that Obi’s proposed visit today is untimely.
In a statement signed by Coordinator, Peter Obi Grassroots Movement (POGM), Abia State, Chetachi Ikpe, and Chairman, Obidients Across Parties Alliance (OAPA), Ndubueze Obiakwata, on behalf of Abia Obidients, claimed that his visit will heighten already tensed political atmosphere in the state, adding that the visit is a setup and would heighten serious security threats.
Other groups involved in the statement are Peter Obi Support Movement (POSM), Women for Peter Obi Alliance (W4POA), Obidient Abia Youths Forum (OAYF), Abia Obidients Vanguard (AOV), Peter Obi National Movement (PONAM), Abia Obidients Students Forum (AOSF), Abia Obidient Traders Association (AOTC), Abia Obidients Youth Alliance (AOYA).
“We are all members of various political parties, who worked for the LP presidential candidate’s victory at the polls in the state, and we are of the firm belief that Obi has played his part by coming severally to Abia to campaign for LP, even though we (Abia Obidients) mobilised virtually all citizens of the state to vote for him at the just concluded presidential election.
“We, therefore, urge him to ignore those pushing him to come back, once again to the state for LP campaigns, as it could worsen the already tense security situation in the state, ahead of Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly elections.”