Senator Mao Ohuabunwa has come under fire from the sociopolitical Abia North Peace Foundation (ANPF) for trying to utilise the unrest in Abia State as a pretext for cheap political points.
The group’s National Coordinator, Chief Nnanna Ukaegbu, communicated this in a statement on Thursday evening and urged Ohuabunwa to be courageous enough to tell Abians that Governor Okezie Ikpeazu is the Chief Security Officer of the State.
The party claimed Ohuabunwa’s attempt to campaign in Abia North amid security concerns is dishonourable given that he accomplished nothing during his 12 years in the national assembly.
The organisation accused Senator Orji Uzor Kalu of overheating the political climate in advance of the general elections in 2023 in response to Ohuabunwa’s attack on the senator.
“So Ohuabunwa wants to win the election with dirty propaganda? It won’t work! Ohuabunwa should be bold enough to tell Abians that his friend, Okezie Ikpeazu, is the Chief Security Officer of Abia State. He should also urge the deputy governoship candidate of the PDP, Okey Igwe — the House of Assembly member representing Umunneochi, to speak up for his people. What is the job of the Local Government Chairman there? What is he doing to tackle the insecurity in his area? Mao Ohuabunwa should be bold enough to call their names. Why is he channelling his energy on Senator Orji Uzor Kalu without mentioning Nkeiruka Onyejeocha, who is from Umunneochi Local Government Area?
Senator Orji Uzor Kalu won’t follow Senator Ohuabunwa into the mud when he retires from politics in 2023. He shouldn’t be crying right now since it’s too early. He should hold back his tears till after the general election since the shame would be too much for him to bear.
“From Umunneochi down to Arochukwu, we shall humiliate him with our votes. We expected him to share his scorecard from 1999-2007 and 2015-2019, respectively.
“Obviously, he has nothing to offer other than overheating the polity by using insecurity to incite the masses. His advisers and associates should tell him that Abia North Youths are now wiser. We can’t be fooled by dirty propaganda. Show us your achievements if you want our votes.
“Ohuabunwa is obviously not informed that this is a social media era where everything can be found online. He has nothing to campaign with, meaning he is not fit to be elected by any sane person from Abia North senatorial district.
“Is Senator Orji Uzor Kalu the Chief Security Officer of Abia State? Why didn’t Ohuabunwa attack Governor Okezie Ikpeazu who is the Chief Security Officer of Abia State, in his statement?
“His attack on Kalu clearly shows all including his Arochukwu kinsmen have rejected him. We shall help him retire politically in 2023 by using our voter’s card to reject his frying pan sharing philosophy,” the statement said.