Abia APC asks state speaker to re­sign

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

The APC in Abia yes­ter­day de­manded for the im­me­di­ate res­ig­na­tion of the speaker of the state House of As­sem­bly, Chik­wendu Kalu, for al­legedly giv­ing di­rec­tive to his se­cu­rity aides to shoot at FRSC of­fi­cers on duty.

Lead­ers of the APC stated this at a press con­fer­ence held at their sec­re­tar­iat in Umuahia.

APC’s Pub­lic­ity Sec­re­tary in the state, Com­rade Bene­dict God­son, also chided the se­cu­rity aides for al­legedly car­ry­ing out an il­le­gal di­rec­tive.

But Kalu has since de­nied or­der­ing his se­cu­rity aides to shoot two of­fi­cers of the FRSC over al­leged fra­cas with his wife. He made the de­nial while ad­dress­ing news­men in Umuahia.

The speaker, who con­demned what hap­pened, also said he was not at the scene of the in­ci­dent con­trary to re­ports that he stormed the scene with his se­cu­rity aides.

He said: “I was in my of­fi­cial res­i­dence in Umuahia when I re­ceived a dis­tress call that my wife was hav­ing is­sues. I was also told that some of my se­cu­rity aides went to the scene to find out what hap­pened. But I re­gret that fra­cas later en­sued be­tween them which led to the un­for­tu­nate in­ci­dent,” he said.

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