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Anambra government investigates Emeakayi’s allegation of Obiano’s threat to his life

By Christian Chime, Onitsha   |   11 March 2017   |   2:22 am

Ken Emeakayi

The Anambra State government is studying the nine-page document in which the state Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Ken Emeakayi, alleged that Governor Willie Obiano called him on the phone and threatened his life, with a view to investigating the claims.

The document, which followed earlier ones dated February 9, 13, and 20, 2017 to the state House of Assembly and security agencies had alleged abuse of powers, swearing to an oath of allegiance against the governor by the state Inter-Party Advisory Council (IPAC), was this time around addressed directly to Obiano.

It was dated March 6, 2017 and was acknowledged on March 7, 2017.Commissioner for Information and Communication Strategy, Tony Nnachetta, told The Guardian yesterday that the government was studying the contents of the letter, adding that it would soon make its position known to members of the public.

Emeakayi had alleged that Obiano contravened Section 190(2) of the (1999) Constitution, stressing that he had, in the letter, drawn the attention of the state House of Assembly to the governor’s gross violations of its provisions.

He, however, regretted that instead of investigating his claims and acting in accordance with the laws of the land, government officials, agents and some members of the Assembly chose to malign, castigate, abuse and call him names.

Emeakayi, in the letter titled: “Unlawful Activities of Governor Willie Obiano,” noted that the ugly situation climaxed on February 23, 2017 when Obiano himself personally called him in the middle of the night on the telephone threatening his life for daring him with those allegations.

“In addition to calling me unprintable names, Obiano, the House of Assembly, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and their agents, have invested so much energy, time and resources in asking which faction of the PDP I belonged.

“Assuming but not conceding that I am not the chairman of PDP in the state, will that in any way exonerate anyone that has offended the laws from being punished accordingly? he queried.

Emeakayi, therefore, in the last letter raised questions on Obiano’s recent absence from office for so long without transmitting a formal letter on his plans to the state Assembly and on his failure to conduct local government elections in the state.


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