The Ebonyi state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has accused Governor Dave Umahi of intimidation and threats to the lives of some of its prominent chieftains in the state.
This accusation was placed on Governor Umahi at a media briefing in Abuja on Saturday in an address read by the Publicity Secretary of the chapter, Silas Onu, on behalf of himself and other members of the executive committee of the chapter.
He stated that the governor started threatening and intimidating key PDP chieftains in the state shortly after his defection from the PDP to the All Progressives Congress (APC) on November 17.
He expressed that the governor’s threats and intimidation might reach a dangerous climax during the holiday season when most politicians spend the period in constituencies.
Onu and his colleagues accused Governor Umahi of stockpiling arms in different locations in the state, with the aim of using such to attack opposition elements through his agents.
According to them, the governor has particularly been targeting prominent PDP in the states that refused to join him in defecting to the APC in the hunt.
The politicians said they might be forced to seek the intervention of the international community, particularly governments of the United States, United Kingdom and Canada over the alleged threats.
They also called on the Federal Government and the international community to pay more attention to developments in the state, with a view to calling the governor to order before things get out of hand.