The National Chairman of the Action Alliance, Dr Adekunle Rufai Omoaje, has raised an alarm over threats to his life due to a recent appeal lodged by a member of his party in Abia State.
Omoaje has stated that some individuals are exerting pressure on him to ask his party’s candidate to withdraw from the Appeal Court.
Consequently, he has called on security agencies in the country to come to his rescue and prevent any attempts on his life.
He mentioned that he has been receiving threatening calls from unknown individuals lately. Omoaje revealed that he had received a series of calls from known and unknown personalities urging his party (the Action Alliance) to withdraw the appeal filed against the ruling of the National Assembly Elections Petition Tribunal in Abia State.
He believes the threats are likely linked to the appeal filed by his party against the tribunal judgment, as many individuals are already requesting the withdrawal of the appeal.
To provide some context, the Action Alliance challenged the victory of the lawmaker representing Bende federal constituency in the House of Representatives and lost at the Elections Petition Tribunal.
However, the AA candidate appealed the ruling of the tribunal.
Earlier, the Action Alliance had petitioned the tribunal following the failure of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to upload the name of its candidate submitted by the Dr Adekunle Rufai Omoaje-led national executive of the party.
The AA had nominated Hon. Ifeanyi Chukwuka as its House of Representatives candidate before the last general elections.
In light of this, both the party and the candidate approached the tribunal, and the matter garnered interest from various stakeholders both within and outside the state.