Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has said the police should explain if truly it attacked supporters of Peter Obi in Ebonyi State, denying that he was behind any attack on the obedient supporters.
The governor said he did not order the state police command to teargas supporters of the Labour Party presidential candidate.
Recall that a video had emerged earlier of police teargassing a group who staged a one million-man march for Peter Obi in the state capital.
But the governor, in a statement, signed and issued to newsmen in Abakaliki by the Special Assistant on Media and Strategy, Mr Chooks Oko, said the alleged disruption of the Obedient movement in the state is false.
According to the statement: “The rumours making the rounds that he (Umahi) ordered the disruption of a gathering in support of one of the presidential candidates in the 2023 elections is not true.
“The Governor of Ebonyi State is certainly not aware of any disruption of any gathering as he didn’t order any. He is a democrat who believes firmly in the rule of law. He wishes every contending politician the very best and will insist on a level playing ground for all. If it is true that the police dispersed people, the answer will surely rest with the police,” he stated.