It has come to my knowledge about the brutal attack perpetuated by some unknown gunmen at the premises of my senatorial campaign office located at Ebelebe Ubahu, Nneato in Umunneochi Local Government Area of Abia State, around 3:pm on Monday 20th February 2023.
I then heard from my supporters and an eyewitness that the attackers came prepared as if they were heading for war with another country. They were shooting sporadically, and destroyed my campaign office, beating and maiming anyone they view as my supporter while pulling down my posters and billboards.
During the attack, several people were shot and they are currently receiving treatment at the hospital with degrees of injuries sustained in the mayhem, while about two persons were kidnapped and later released but nobody died.
Let me reassure my numerous supporters, the good people of Nneato, and all the PG’s as well as the Traditional Rulers that Ultimate Commander cannot be intimidated. I am a child of God, blessed by God, and protected by God.
In case they don’t know, my senatorial aspiration is a product of that revelation and I have the assignment to free the people of Abia North from bad leaders bad representation, and evil leaders. Based on the above, no amount of attack whether physical or otherwise, mudslinging assassination attempt, can stop a mission that its time has come.
I will work hard with security operatives to get to the root of this matter, and by the grace of God, all those involved in this evil deed will be revealed and dealt with.
Let me equally call for calm within my people at Nneato, we cannot take the law into our hands, lets us allow security operatives to do their job and we thank God that those that were kidnapped and later released have joined their respective families without further panicking.
As regards those who were shot and my supporters who sustained various degrees of injury, you will be taken care of.
I call on His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR, the Commander in Chief of the Arm Forces, the International Community, the INEC, the Nigerian Military, DSS, Police, and Civil Defence to come and rescue the people of Nneato in Umunneochi local government area of Abia State. I equally urge all the security operatives to be more vigilant during this political period within Nneato/ Umunneochi and all the Abia North in general as desperate politicians who are getting frustrated are gradually going haywire and they must be contained.
God bless Abia North Senatorial Zone
God bless Abia North
God bless Abia State
God bless Nigeria
Ambassador Dr. Osita Offor