The former secretary to the government of the federation, Senator Pius Anyim Pius, former governor of Ebonyi State, Sam Egwu and other leaders of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, in Ebonyi at the weekend alleged plots by Governor David Umahi to launch an attack on its supporters in the state.
The PDP chieftains alleged that the party’s teeming supporters in the state have continuously been attacked and harassed by the Ebubeagu group formed by the state government.
The party in a communique signed by the former senate president Anyim Pius Anyim, ex-governor Sam Egwu and 35 others and forwarded to newsmen shortly after a stakeholder meeting in Ebonyi State.
The former Senate President, Anyim and other leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, also alleged that since they refused to defect with Governor Umahi to the All Progressive Congress, APC, the PDP and its supporters have been on the watch list of Ebubeagu group.
The leadership of PDP alleged also that the state government has covertly established special detention centres in the state, where kidnapped political opponents are kept and tortured.
In a swift reaction, the Ebonyi Commissioner for Internal Security Stanley Okoro Emegha said such allegations were untrue and unfounded, adding that the Ebubeagu group that was under his ministry and will continue to do things that will secure the state.