A former Secretary to the Imo State Government and Owerri zone senatorial aspirant in the forthcoming 2023 election, Barr. Uche Onyeagucha, has slammed the Senator representing Imo East Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Ezenwa Onyewuchi, for being the sponsor of the purported suspension of the PDP Orji Ward Chairman and Secretary over their support to his senatorial aspiration.
The vocal legal luminary took this position through his Special Assistant on Media,
Prince MacDonald Enwere, in a statement he signed and issued to the media on Monday, in Owerri.
Onyegucha said he is not at home with the style of politics being played by the seating Senator who he advised to stop intimidating people especially those who seem not to be by his side to continue dishing out poor representation to the people of Owerri Zone at the Senate.
Enwere noted that “Uche Onyegucha, the frontline PDP senatorial aspirant in Imo East Senatorial District, has noted with consternation the purported suspension of the PDP Orji Ward Chairman and Secretary as masterminded and sponsored by Senator Ezenwa Onyewuchi on the suspicion that they are supporting his senatorial ambition”.
He added that “both the Chairman and the Secretary were not accused for any wrong doing in the party except that Onyewuchi directed the PDP Chairman at Owerri North to issue them with a two months suspension notice on the allegation that they may not vote for him in the forthcoming PDP senatorial primaries. Onyewuchi has been threatening, harassing and intimidating other ward officers of our party in Owerri North who he suspects are working for Onyeagucha”.
Stating that the suspension of the two party officers is subject to irrationality, Onyegucha’s Media Assistant stated that such a purported suspension insults the spirit and provisions of PDP constitution, saying the suspension will not see the light of the day.
“Onyeagucha has long been tolerating and giving a calm disposition to Senator Onyewuchi’s idiosyncratic indulgences and grandstanding shenanigans in the party and wishes to state without any predilection that henceforth, he shall no longer tolerate any further intimidation and harassment of party delegates by Onyewuchi. The Senator will only be mushrooming in a platitudinous moonlight tale if he thinks that he can intimidate or threaten delegates from voting whoever they wish”, the statement read.
Furthermore, Enwere stressed that “he (Onyewuchi) can do that to any other person, but not with Onyeagucha. If as a serving Senator he cannot manage the affairs of his ward or convince delegates from his ward to support him in the forthcoming primaries, then he has no business of being in the race and should rather hide his face in shame. He should be very careful not to cross the red line. Onyeagucha wishes to reassure all the delegates both in Orji Ward and other Wards in Owerri North of his resolve to strongly resist any further attempt by Onyewuchi to harass any delegate with a suspension threat”.
He said “if Onyewuchi is tired of being in the party he is free to leave rather than creating a noxious and odiferous atmosphere in the party. We use this opportunity to call on the leadership of our party both at the state and national levels to call Senator Ezenwa Onyewuchi to order before his grandstanding manoeuvring causes havoc in the party”, Enwere concluded.