The Association of Ebonyi State Indigenes in the Diaspora (AESID) has warned the state government to stop intimidating Judges in the cause of their duties, even as it commended the new Commissioner of Police for being professional.
The Ebonyi indigenes said the agents of state government were trying to manipulate the judiciary into causing trouble in the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
In a statement released by its President, Amb. Paschal Oluchukwu, on Sunday in Abuja, said the goal is to continue to cause division in the PDP by having a group parade as a factional State Exco of the PDP through Suit No: HAB/161/2020.
“We condemn, whole and entire the desperate attempts to use the Judiciary to achieve the threat of being in APC and sponsoring crises and divisions in the PDP.”
While commending the Ebonyi Judiciary for remaining firm as the last hope of the common man, the statement called on the Ebonyi State’s Judiciary to remain steadfast and unwavering.
“Already, we have read in the media through the former Assistant Financial Secretary of the group who recently dumped the camp, on how the Excos were divided in order to create a parallel faction of the party.
On the activities of the new Commissioner of Police, CP Aliyu Garba, the group thanked the police for their professional role in ensuring that those who staged a protest recently at the state High Court were dispelled peacefully.
“We, however, wish to counsel the new CP to remain as professional and apolitical as his erstwhile colleague, CP Philip Maku who has been transferred from the state.
“AESID also calls on security agencies and INEC to obey the order of Justice I. E. Ekwo of the Abuja Federal High Court in Suit No: FHC/ABJ/CS/1609/2020 restraining a faction of the PDP in Ebonyi State led by the gadfly and his cohorts from parading themselves as officers of the Party. They should therefore provide security and accord protection to the Udeogu-led Exco to legitimately take over the State Secretariat of the Party for the interest of justice, peace and unity of the opposition party.
“AESID lastly commends the Udeogu-led Excos and indeed, the teeming members of PDP for their calmness, steadfastness and resoluteness amidst attacks and wanton provocations.
For in the end, it shall indeed, be proven to all that Ebonyi is PDP and PDP is Ebonyi State.