Published On: Tue, Jun 26th, 2018

Ebonyi State Government Raises Alarm Over APC Threats To Attack School Principals


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Ebonyi State Government Raises Alarm Over APC Threats To Attack School
Principals

Ebonyi State Government Raises Alarm Over APC Threats To Attack School
Principals

 

Ebonyi State government has raised the alarm over alleged threats to
attack secondary school principals by a faction of the All
Progressives Congress, APC, Ebonyi state chapter following what they
termed plots by the state government to use them to sensitize
electorate on voter registration exercise.

The news filtered into the town following a report and threat posted
by a factional publicity secretary of the party, Nwoba Chika Nwoba who
threatened that the party shall adopt all means to deal with the
principals should they undertake any step to increase the number of
registered voters in the state.

Nwoba had written that the party is warning both primary and secondary
school teachers for the last time not to invite troubles upon
themselves by way of accepting to do the bidding of the governor which
he said was to sensitize the general public to obtain their Permanent
Voters Cards, PVCs ahead of the coming election.

The APC Publicity Secretary had written “the principals and school
head-teachers are warned not to invite troubles upon themselves by way
of accepting to do the bidding of the governor of Ebonyi state as any
head teacher found indulging in this will face the wrath of APC”

However, reacting to the threat from APC state publicity Secretary,
the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Emmanuel Uzor described the
statement credited to one of the opposition party spokesmen as
unfortunate and irresponsible of an image maker.

Uzor said the state government was not leaving anything to chances
especially when such costly and dangerous statement was coming from
the mouth of the party’s spokesman at the time the state is facing a
lot of security threats ranging from the discovery of IEDs and other
forms of threats ahead of 2019 general election.

He said security agencies have been alerted to the threats on social
media and other media platforms by the faction of APC against school
teachers and principals of all the secondary school and maintained
that should anything happen to any school head teacher or principal,
the APC should be held responsible.

“Ordinarily, one would have ignored the irresponsible statement
credited to one of the factional publicity secretaries of the APC in
the state but for various obvious reasons which includes the fact that
the boy works with a faction of the party loyal to a serving minister
and a former governor of the state, a people reputable for violence,
nobody will take such threats for a joke and secondly, the state has
been experiencing strange political activities and security threats
including the recent discovery of IED allegedly planted in PDP
Secretariat targeted against the Governor, we are not going to remain
mute on this threats because the Bible said that from the abundance of
heart, the mouth speaketh”

“We are calling on the Inspector General of Police to order full
investigation into the threats to harm our civil servants and provide
constant security of our school teachers and principals and protect
them from external aggression from the APC as any other explosive
located anywhere around our schools, we will be forced to protect
ourselves from these hawks”

“We are also not unaware of the various senseless killings in some
states in the country and we are not going to take this threat lightly
especially coming from APC and that is why we are raising this alarm
for the public to know that the security of our brothers and sisters
serving their father land as teachers or principals are in danger
under the threats from the APC in Ebonyi state”

Uzor further disclosed that Governor David Umahi will do everything
within his constitutional powers to protect all Ebonyians from
external aggression from the opposition and will leave no stone
unturned in ensuring safety of all pupils, students, teachers and
parents in all the schools in the state.

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