Ogah can’t re­move me through the back door – Ik­peazu

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - From Li­nus Ef­fiong, Umuahia

The Gover­nor of Abia State, Okezie Ik­peazu, has said that Dr Uchechukwu Samp­son Ogah is afraid of fac­ing him at the poll in 2019.

Hence, he said that, Ogah showed his “des­per­a­tion to take power from me through the back door.”

Ik­peazu, there­fore, chal­lenged those as­pir­ing to gov­ern the state to come out and test their pop­u­lar­ity in the next gen­eral elec­tions, in­stead of run­ning from one court to an­other seek­ing to un­seat him.

Ik­peazu stated this, Mon­day, while play­ing host to the state ex­ec­u­tive com­mit­tee mem­bers of the PDP at the state and lo­cal gov­ern­ment lev­els.

He said: “I must con­fess that even in this try­ing mo­ment, the party’s fam­ily in Abia is intact and I am glad to state that it is clear to every gen­uine PDP mem­ber that the seat of the gover­nor of the state is un­der attack and it is be­ing in­sulted. It is also clear that the in­ten­tion of those who plan the coup is self­ish­ness and not for the in­ter­est of the Abians.

“The con­se­quences of their plans would have thrown the state into an­ar­chy, but God took charge. I would con­tinue to de­rive my strength from God almighty, who will grant me vic­tory in the bat­tles ahead. I know it is be­cause of fear that they want to use the back door to get power.”

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