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Obi's Supporters Refused To Pay For Stadium, Chose To Block Roads - Ebonyi Govt

Published by Nairaland on Sat, 17 Sep 2022


<blockquote>Peter Obi's Supporters Couldn't Pay To Make Use Of Abakaliki Stadium, Causing Untold Hardship To Citizens - Umahi | #IgbereTV <br><br>Governor David Nweze Umahi of Ebonyi State has claimed that organizers of Peter Obi's rally emptied into the streets and caused some untold hardships on the hapless citizens going about their daily pursuits on Saturday.<br><br>IGBERE TV had reported that Policemen fired tear gas on Peter Obi's supporters who gathered at Pastoral centre to march for Peter Obi.<br><br><b>In a statement signed by Chooks Oko, Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Umahi said <br>relevant government agencies had approved the use of Abakaliki township stadium for a rally by the Labour party subject to the payment of some specified fees. Rather than pay the fees, it was gathered, the organizers chose to empty into the streets causing some untold hardships on the hapless citizens going about their daily pursuits. <br></b><br>The statement reads, <br><br>&quot;The attention of the Executive Governor of Ebonyi State have been drawn to some online publications and rumours making the rounds that he ordered the disruption of a gathering in support of one of the presidential candidates in the 2023 elections. This is not true.<br><br><b>The Executive Governor of Ebonyi state is certainly not aware of any disruption of any gathering as he didn't order any. He is a democrat who believes firmly in the rule of law. He wishes every contending politician the very best and will insist on a level playing ground for all. If it is true that the police dispersed people, the answer will surely rest with the police.</b><br><br><b>For record purposes, the relevant government agencies had approved the use of Abakaliki township stadium for a rally by the Labour party subject to the payment of some specified fees. Rather than pay the fees, it was gathered, the organizers chose to empty into the streets causing some untold hardships on the hapless citizens going about their daily pursuits</b>. <br><br>The police, we are told, had to step in to restore law and order.<br><br>The Governor appeals to all citizens to always abide by the dictates of the law and decent living so that law and order will always reign supreme.<br><br>He wishes all political parties and their candidates well and enjoins all to play the game by the rules.&quot;<br><br>Chooks Oko<br>Special Assistant to the Governor<br> (Media &amp; Strategy)<br>16.09.22</blockquote><br><br><a rel=ugc href="https://www.facebook.com/192893700739192/posts/pfbid02S8DXtPrikcqnGMwQe1eoWc4dDt7EJdTgcnCJNTXNT5j5RMgc9z3EwV6MaW8DmVal/">https://www.facebook.com/192893700739192/posts/pfbid02S8DXtPrikcqnGMwQe1eoWc4dDt7EJdTgcnCJNTXNT5j5RMgc9z3EwV6MaW8DmVal/</a>
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