A chieftain of All Progressives Congress in Abia state, Mr. Destiny Chibuike Ukauwa has raised alarm over attempt to eliminate him and his family just as he accused agents of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu-led government of threatening his life.
Ukauwa recalled how he escaped assassination along the popular BCA road in Umuahia on Tuesday where eight men suspected to be high killers with a camry car tried to block and shoot him, saying it was by the grace of God he outsmarted them.
Disclosing this to journalists in his office in Umuahia on Thursday evening, Ukauwa alleged that the attempt on his life by the agents of the state government was due to his aspiration to govern the state and also his consistent criticism of the draconian policies of Ikpeazu-led administration in Abia state.
He narrated, “I’m in a deep fear. Because I know the plot to assassinate me has to do with my ambition to vie for governorship seat of Abia come 2019. I strongly believe that this attack is coming from the ruling PDP government in the state.
“It happened two days ago, thats Tuesday evening around 8:00pm in when I was driving towards BCA road, Umuahia. And some men about eight of them, followed me up, I stopped, they also stopped and double crossed me. I tried to see if I could picture their faces
Because it was total black out.
“And what I heard was sound of gunshots everywhere. Their mission was to kill me. Even they didn’t stop from there, they struggled to maneveour me. I don’t know if is a crime for one to come out and say am tired to be in bondage. That people in Abia are tired to be in bondage. That we are tired of the kind of leadership we see in Abia state”.
“Since the creation of Abia state, no governor that has won election that is peoples choices. It has always be by rigging. And I’m still imagining how Abia can be freed from such kind of criminal acts. I think the problem we are having in Abia today is as a result of this. Because they keep on imposing people we don’t want on us”.
” That’s why the present government has no manifesto, no vision and blueprint for the state. They don’t care about the well being of the people. They don’t care to know how the people feels”.
“But I’m surprised that this hoodlums that have been sent to kill me, that’s to assassinate me because I am trying to let them know that it is time for us to make things right”.
” I’m calling on President Muhammadu Buhari and the inspector General of police to investigate this. Let government investigate the salient killing of people in Abia state. Because we are in a democracy. One has right to express his or herself”.
The ohuhu-born politician reiterated that no amount of harassment and intimidation will deter him from vying for the governorship seat of the state, saying he was on a mission to provide good governance to the people of Abia state.
APC Chieftain Escapes Assassination In Umuahia, Accused State Government Of Plotting To Kill Him