The governor of Ebonyi State, Engr David Nweze Umahi, has ordered the arrest and prosecution of killers of the chairman of Ezza Traditional Rulers Council, His Majesty Eze Igboke Ewa.
The deceased was shot dead Monday evening ‘by people suspected to be political thugs for not supporting a particular political party’, Mr Uchenna Orji, the state information commissioner, stated in a statement.
According to him, “The governor is aware that a number of candidates have been making provocative and inciting statements about the election results in the state. The governor of Ebonyi State maintains that no position in life is worth the life of another person.
“The governor is directing the security apparatus of the state to move into Ezza North for a rescue mission. Anybody whose hand is in the killing of His Majesty must be arrested immediately and brought to justice
“The governor appeals to all the leaders of the state and the candidates who will never accept the result of the election to follow the part of law and send their petitions to INEC or to security agencies, than making inciting statements that could generate crisis in the state.
“The governor will hold responsible anyone holding press conference or posting inflammatory publications in social media to incite people if there is any outbreak of crisis in the state.”
The governor appealed to Ebonyi people, especially the youths, ‘not to allow themselves to be used to take the life of another person.”