Chairman of the state council of the Union, Chief Ifeanyi Obi disclosed in a chat with newsmen that the situation in the area if not urgently addressed could lead to serious security breach.
According to him, “the situation in Udu Council area is very bad at the moment, the Council chairman has taken over the activities of our Union and has gone further to print fake tickets of our union saying, he is in charge and nobody can control him.”
“We made the Police to intervene but the chairman chased the Police men away, with the simple reason that nobody can tell him how to run the affairs of the local government,” Chief Obi said, adding, “why we are saying this is because, our members are angry, the chairman is threatening them and if the situation continues as it is, nobody knows what will happen because, the Council chairman has mobilized thugs but, we want peace, we don’t want fight, nothing can be achieved with fight.”
Chief Obi stated, ‘it is unfortunate that our Governor, Senator Okowa intervened in this issue in the past, we respect our Governor and we are ready to do what he tells us, but, the Chairman is disobeying the Governor, he is saying he can do whatever he likes and the situation is not good at all, we don’t want security problem at all in the state, but, we will not accept situation where he will brazenly insult our Governor.”
“We don’t know what he stands to gain if there is trouble in his local government, we are begging Governor Okowa to intervene in this issue, the country does not require that anybody should wake up in the morning and be searching for who he will fight with and if he continues with the way he is going, we don’t know what will happen because, he cannot deprive our people from carrying out their lawful duties, and be insulting those in authority,” Chief Obi said.