ABIA State government alleged on Wednesday that the defeated All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) governorship candidate for Abia State,  Chief Onwuka K">

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Abia accuses APGA of bribery

Posted by By Vincent Ujumadu on 2005/09/16 | Views: 561 |

Abia accuses APGA of bribery


UMUAHIA—ABIA State government alleged on Wednesday that the defeated All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) governorship candidate for Abia State, Chief Onwuka Kalu made financial demands from Governor Orji Uzor Kalu to withdraw the appeal he filed challenging the tribunal’s decision on the election of the governor.

 UMUAHIA—ABIA State government alleged on Wednesday that the defeated All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) governorship candidate for Abia State,  Chief Onwuka Kalu made financial demands from Governor Orji Uzor Kalu to withdraw the appeal he filed challenging the tribunal’s decision on the election of the  governor.


But the APGA candidate dismissed the allegation, urging the state governor to stop the propaganda and prepare to defend himself in court.
Special assistant to the governor on media matters, Mr Onuha Udeala told newsmen that Onwula Kalu’s statement that the governor’s letter to the president was  meant to divert attention from the Orie Ohabiam killings by the outlawed Bakassi group showed that he has ill feelings against the governor.


According to him, Abia State government abhors killing of any form adding that it was for this reason that Governor Kalu quickly set up a judicial commission of  enquiry even before the federal government did so.


Udeala alleged that since the tussle for the governorship of Abia State began, the APGA candidate has been sending emissaries to the governor to settle him so he  can withdraw the suit, adding that the governor refused to do so because he believes in the rule of law.


He stated that no amount of character assassination would make the governor to deviate from pursuing a just cause for the people of Abia State advising the APGA  candidate to join the governor in his efforts to build a better Abia State.


But Chief Onwuka Kalu told Vanguard on telephone interview that the accusation by the governor’s aide was mere propaganda.
Laughing hysterically when told of the allegation, the APGA candidate said, “I think it is better for you people to stop this propaganda” adding that instead of pursuing  shadows, the governor should be advised to go and brief his lawyers to enable them prepare to answer the appeal which he has already filed.


 
 

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Actually translates to bravehearted.