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Alex Otti Denies Sponsoring Obi’s Case Against Tinubu



Governor Alex Otti

The Governor of Abia state has denied allegations that he is using state’s funds to sponsor the litigation of the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi against President Bola Tinubu, News About Nigeria reports.

The Abia Government also debunked allegations that it was sponsoring the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to cause terror in the state.

This is coming after a group had, at two separate media briefings, accused Otti of sponsoring IPOB to cause terror in the state, and also using the state’s funds to sponsor Obi’s litigation against President Bola Tinubu.

Responding in a statement, the Special Adviser to the Governor on media and publicity, Ferdinand Ekeoma, stated that the Governor’s opposition in the last election was hiring the people to cause anarchy in the state.

According to Ekeoma, the state government is responding to the allegations because they are weighty and capable of causing disaffection, insecurity, and even endangering the lives and property of innocent citizens.

He also stated that the young men who organised the press conferences should be invited by security agencies to throw more light on their allegations, so as to enable the law enforcement agents to carry out thorough investigations that could lead to the arrest of the culprits.

According to him, regardless of their allegations, Governor Otti’s position as governor of Abia State is the choice of the people and his election is a nationally celebrated governorship election victory.

He also noted that the hate, anger, and trademark of terror contained in the text of the press conferences, and the facial expression of the accusers showed a despicable design to subject the government and people of Abia State to conflict.

The statement, therefore, urged security agencies to expose and punish those behind the unfounded allegation aimed at advancing their selfish interest against the Governor and the good people of Abia State.