The Publicity Secretary of the All Progressives Congress in Enugu State, Charles-Solo Ako, has accused the party chairman in the State, Barr Ugochukwu Agballah of working against President-elect, Bola Tinubu during the presidential election
The two chieftains of the party have been making unpleasant statements against each other lately, with both accusing each other of embezzlement of funds.
However, in the latest twist, which seems to be a serious allegation of anti-party activities, Ako has claimed that Agballah sabotaged the Tinubu presidency project, as well as other candidates of the party in the 2023 elections.
This was contained in a statement issued and made available to the newsmen on Tuesday.
“Agballah never erected a single billboard in any part of Enugu State in solidarity/support for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu,” Ako claimed.
He further alleged that “Agballah showed unreserved hatred for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu throughout the campaign period.”
“When the Independent Campaign Council of Asiwaju wanted to erect a billboard in his Udi Town for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Agballa sent his boys to beat up the contractor on a legitimate duty and seized his phone.
“This matter is presently under the Nigeria Police Investigation. It sounds funny to fight against a group of people who are working for the success of a person whom you pretend or claim that you equally like.
“Molesting, intimidating, or violently attacking supporters of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu simply shows that you’re anti-Tinubu. It exposes open hatred to the man who do you nothing. There are no two ways about it,” he alleged.
He added that “on the only billboard standing in Udi town, which Agballa sponsored, he carefully and proudly avoided including Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on that board.
“Incidentally, the PDP has its billboard at the same location proudly having pictures of Atiku Abubakar and Dr. Peter Mbah.
“I earnestly raised a warning alarm before the elections on the impending danger about to be orchestrated by Agballah against APC and our candidates. Some believed and some didn’t believe with the truth glaring at their faces now.
“Credit to the members of the Tinubu/Shettima Independent Campaign Council (ICC) group and independent committed members of our great party who worked tirelessly in garnering the much talked about meager 20 votes in Ugo Agballa’s polling unit for Asiwaju, otherwise, Agballas plan is for Asiwaju to score zero votes.
“In Ugo Agballa’s polling unit 4 Ezibalu Udi Agbudu ward, APC scored 20 votes for Tinubu where the Labour Party of yesterday is at a distance of 212 votes.”
claiming that Agballah did not cast his vote during the election, he said, he had resorted to “witch-hunting the messengers of these revelations instead of addressing the glaring mind-boggling issues in the messages from me.”
“As usual, I dare the Chairman, Ugo Agballah, to respond to the issues I have raised herewith rather than his usual way of personal attacks and assigning his media mad dogs to copy and paste what he wrote and gave them.
“I urge all of us to also demand answers to the issues I have raised. Every leader must be held responsible and accountable for his/her actions and Ugo Agballah should not be an exception,” he stated.