By Joe Chukindi, Awka
The Media Aide to the former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi has cautioned the former Chairman of APGA, Mr. Victor Umeh, over what he called “an unwarranted attack on his person.” In a release made available to the press, Obienyem said he was shocked to receive many calls drawing his attention to how Chief Victor Umeh, during a radio programme on Rhythm fm, 95.7 accused him of hiding under a name to make contribution during a phone-in-programme.
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Part of Obienyem’s release reads: ” I understand that one Gerald called during a programme featuring Chief Victor Umeh, and flowing from the subject under discussion, asked Victor Umeh if he was aware that Obi left over 100 billions Naira for Anambra State and whether he was also aware that part of Obi’s dollar savings had been sold, and linked Umeh’s singing of praises of Obiano to 20million he receives monthly. Rather than react to the submission, Umeh said I was the one that called.” Obienyem described Umeh’s action as the height of blackmail and demands apology and retraction from him, regretting that Umeh has vowed not to let people rest in this state, even when one had decided to remain silent. “When has Gerlad become Valentine? As all telephone numbers are registered today, I hope Silver Bird has the no that was used to make that call for proper investigations when the time comes”, Obienyem said.
On the subject of Umeh’s discussion, Obienyem said that the irony of it is that Umeh renewed his offensive against Mr. Peter Obi simply because he was jittery of Obi’s possible Senatorial contest against his maximum efforts to contest alone. He loves stoking problem between Obi and Obiano beyond compare because he reaps from it.” Reviewing what he called Umeh’s lies against Obi, Obienyem assured Nigerians whom he said, held Obi to highest esteem, that Obi would not condescend to banter words with Umeh, whom he described as perpetually and vainly craving for the limelight.”
Obienyem, who invited people to review Umeh’s life submitted: “a man who exemplifies the height of greed, insensitive to integrity, Umeh is one of those who believes that the state should even be destroyed once they are gaining from her. A man that is attacking the very person that made him, the man who bought his first vehicle for him, lifted him from living in a 2-bedroom apartment to ownership of palatial houses, as well as sent him overseas for the first time, will surely do worse to those that erroneously think of him today as their backbone”, Obienyem concluded.