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Ubah alleges threat to life, businessess for supporting Agbaje


CHAIRMAN of the Transformation Ambassadors of Nigeria (TAN), Dr. Ifeanyi Ubah, has raised the alarm over threat to his life, his family and businesses in Lagos over his support for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its gubernatorial candidate in the state, Jimi Agbaje.

“My life, my family, and my businesses in Lagos are under severe threat because of the role I am playing in PDP and in my support for Jimi Agbaje,” Ubah said.

“They threatened me for leading the Igbos to work against the All Progressives Congress (APC). I have reported the threat to my life and businesses to the Nigerian security authorities and have also alerted the international community.”

Ubah held a breakfast meeting with PDP National Assembly elects in Lagos. Also in attendance are State House of Assembly candidates and TAN Executives at the Sheraton Hotel, Lagos, where he also denied the rumour that the organisation was backing the APC gubernatorial candidate, Akinwumi Ambode, for Saturday’s elections.

He said TAN had never shifted its support for the PDP and he also debunked talks about a meeting with the Oba of Lagos to endorse the APC candidate as a rumour.

“It is very important for me to re-affirm clearly that as at today I am a PDP member and will remain so till tomorrow. Neither TAN nor myself is supporting the APC and its candidate in Lagos State. We are intact as a group and those we have supported,” Ubah added.

“I have no regret for supporting President Goodluck Jonathan and Agbaje. My position and that of TAN’s support for the PDP has also not changed. Some persons have called, others have sent text messages to me saying my life and businesses are no longer safe in Lagos. Some have questioned me why am fighting the APC in Lagos.”

He urged politicians to emulate President Goodluck Jonathan’s statesmanship disposition in conceding defeat and standing on the path of peace, noting that politics is only an avenue to serve humanity and not to threaten or intimidate opponents.

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  • Emancipation

    Uba should go and seat down, supporting or no support I told you that TAN is death on arrival same as the YEAA. Uba is just seeking or trying to create a situation where he’ll be seen as relevant in the Nigerian polity you sold out the Igbo by your mere selfish gains now it’s time for us to reap from your miscreant behavior.

  • bigbang

    Lagos will vote APC. Lagosians are smart voters. Ethnic division will not work in Lagos. In fact it may mobilize more voters tot he polls to vote against the PDP.

  • samuel

    The hoodlums from pdp made up apc they are like birds of the same feather no matter how you package ikpekere na still plantain.

  • NigerDeltaWatch

    Serious Issue…it about time we begin to move our businesses home.

    • Bello Barriga

      Well said. What are you waiting on?