The All Progressives Congress, APC, guber candidate in Enugu State, Senator Ayogu Eze, on Sunday distanced himself from the fire which engulfed the campaign office of a factional governorship candidate of the party in the State, Barr. George Ogara.
DAILY POST reports that Ogara’s office was early Sunday morning hit by fire, leading to the burning of two branded buses.
Following the incident, there has been insinuations in some quarters that it was not far from the internal crisis in the party.
However, in a statement made available to DAILY POST by Okey Ezirigwe, spokesman, Sen. Ayogu Eze Campaign Organisation, he said it was an attention seeking strategy.
According to him, “Ordinarily we would have ignored it knowing that all that they wanted to achieve was to draw attention to themselves.
“To set the records straight for the public, we wish to state as follows: this unsigned piece of fake news is a stunt by George Ogara and his cohorts to attract attention, having lost the primary election.
“It’s a stage-managed hoax, designed to distract the Sen. Ayogu Eze Campaign Organisation from the serious issues of election and to waste precious time joining issues with a non-existent candidate, known only in the delusional imagination of those who have been funding him and goading into a mission impossible.
“We don’t believe his so-called office was attacked but if it was, it must have been orchestrated by him to draw attention to himself.”
He added that “If the police is investigating the attack as the poorly coordinated fake news claimed, why rush to name anyone as suspect even before the police comes out with their investigation?
“George Ogara is not a threat to the Sen. Ayogu Eze Choice 2019 Campaign Organisation and cannot therefore warrant any supporter of Sen. Ayogu Eze wasting precious time and energy to attack a moribund campaign office.
“Our campaign is focused on issues of mis-governance and has no time for violence. Our principal, Sen. Ayogu Eze abhors violence and will not condone it by any of his supporters or anybody within his campaign structure.
“We call on the police to investigate the so-called attack, if it ever happened, and bring anybody indicted to book.”
He claimed that the incident was part of the antics of some disgruntled elements involved in anti party activities.
“We’re too focused on the victory of President Muhammad Buhari and all our candidates in the polls next year to have time to be chasing shadows,” he added.
Credit: DAILY POST