The Governor of Ebonyi State chief David Umahi has warned the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Ebonyi State chapter to desist from instigating war in the state, especially as the 2019 general election approaches.
The Governor also said that there was a heavy shooting in Onueke community in Ezza South local government area where one person whose name was yet to be identified at the time of filing this report, was allegedly shot dead by rampaging youths.
He said that some other persons, including a policeman was severely injured in the crisis.
Umahi in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Emmanuel Uzor further ordered security agencies to investigate the killing and bring the perpetrators and their sponsors to book, adding that nobody’s ambition wss worth the blood of any Ebonyi citizen.
The statement reads in parts “Governor Umahi received with great shock and disbelief the unfortunate and devilish shootings in Onueke, the headquarters of Ezza South council area, one of the venues for the APC factional senatorial primaries and has ordered full investigation into the incident and warned that his administration will no longer condone unnecessary and wanton killings of innocent citizens under whatever guise by the APC.
“He, therefore, warns that any politician who is being driven by inordinate ambition must play by the rules as his administration is poised on ensuring that all those whose hands were in the killings and destruction of both private and government property are severely dealt with in accordance with the law.
“Governor Umahi has always believed that nobody’s ambition is worth the blood of any Ebonyi citizen and for that, saw the killing and destruction of vehicles by suspected APC militias in the state as provocative and warned that all political actors must play by the rules.
“The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in the state has been conducting their primaries without any form of violence but to think that APC can not conduct themselves in a peaceful manner in their ambition is not only unfortunate but has further exposed their penchant for violence and destruction ” he stated.
All efforts to get the reaction of the Police Public Relations Officer, Ebonyi State Police Command, Dsp Loveth Odoh proved abortive as she is not picking her calls as of the time of filling this report.