A socio-political group, Abia North Peace Foundation (ANPF) says a former Senator representing Abia North senatorial district, Mao Ohuabunwa is afraid of losing the 2023 Abia North senatorial district’ election to Senator Orji Uzor Kalu for the second time, hence his desperation to play politics with human lives.
The group in a statement titled ” Ohuabunwa jealous of Senator Orji Uzor Kalu’s achievements” and signed by its Director General, Chief Nnanna Ukaegbu on Friday evening accused Ohuabunwa of desperation and irresponsible politicking.
Reacting to a statement credited to Ohuabunwa where he accused Senator Orji Uzor Kalu of being silent to the security situation in Abia North, the group said Ohuabunwa has finally lost the plot to play politics with human lives and he is now grabbing at straws to shield the obvious defeat awaiting him.
“We really do not want to respond to the infantile tantrum of Ohuabunwa, as it is now becoming obvious to the good people of Abia North, especially the voting public, that Ohuabunwa has finally lost the plot to play politics with human lives, and he is now grabbing at straws to shield the defeat awaiting him.
“How else does one respond to Ohuabunwa’s statement laced with immature reasoning, lies, childish innuendos and thoughts? No wonder Senator Ohuabunwa had been trending on monumental failures especially his infamous frying pan sharing empowerment.
“Only a failed politician like Ohuabunwa would jump council chairmen, House of Assembly members, deputy governor and the state governor who is the chief security officer of the state, simply because they are his party members to blame Senator Orji Uzor Kalu. Ohuabunwa cannot be taken seriously until he challenges the PDP-led government in Abia state to tackle the issue of insecurity like Governors Ortom, Yahaya Bello, Wike and others are doing in their respective states.
“Recently, a community leader from Arochukwu LGA, Chief Nkemdirim Ijoma had accused Mao Ohuabunwa of being behind the insecurity in Abia North senatorial district. Chief Nkemdirim, Ohuabunwa’s kinsman also accused him of importing political thugs, hoodlums, drug addicts, militants and kidnappers into Abia North senatorial district.
He also accused Ohuabunwa’s thugs of unleashing mayhem across Abia North Senatorial District, warning him not to set the state on fire in his desperation to return to the Senate in 2023.
“Those hoodlums he imported are busy destroying posters of his opponents in Ohafia, Isikwuato, Umunneochi and its environs.
They destroyed billboards of High Chief Ikechi Emenike of APC , Dr Oreh Okuji of APGA, Sen Orji Uzor Kalu of APC and so many others at Old Soldier junction, Amaekpu, Ebem and Elu Ohafia.
“George Onwumere Uloh popularly known as Amani, a known cultist working for Ohuabunwa was caught on tape saying there won’t be peace in Abia North senatorial district.
In the audio, Uloh was heard vowing to make life difficult for those against Ohuabunwa in Abia North senatorial district. He threatened to cut off hands of political opponents; he even announced that he has over 600 boys working for him.
“Ohuabunwa and his team have graduated from playing politics with human lives to blatant disregard to the people of Abia North senatorial district by constantly trying to use propaganda to get their sympathy. We are not surprised by Ohuabunwa’s desperation, cheap blackmail in the name of irresponsible politicking simply because he is afraid of losing again in 2023.
“Ohuabunwa, embarrassed by the runaway success of Orji Uzor Kalu, has since embarked on a wicked scheme to create disaffection among the people of Abia North senatorial district through fruitless propaganda.
“Ohuabunwa should know that Distinguished Senator Orji Uzor Kalu is not his class politically and otherwise. He is very busy with the task and mandate given to him by the good people of Abia North senatorial district.
Senator Orji Uzor Kalu is busy renovating schools in his community, and other Abia North communities, constructing rural roads and renovating schools and empowering our youths with scholarships to study medicine and surgery which Ohuabunwa could not do except sharing of frying pans to Abia North women.
“Ohuabunwa is simply desperate and afraid of losing the senatorial election like he did in 2019 when he was overwhelmingly humiliated and rejected by all, including his party members.”