Gunmen, suspected to be Policemen, Friday, abducted the National Chairman of the Action Alliance, Kenneth Udeze, even as family sources accuse the Action Alliance Governorship candidate in Imo State, Uche Nwosu for his ordeal.
According to family sources, who spoke on the grounds of anonymity, the AA National Chairman was abducted outside a Zenith Bank branch in Dutse, Friday morning.
“He went to Zenith bank to make a complaint after receiving debit alert of unauthorized heavy withdrawals from his accounts Friday morning. He was abducted on arrival at the bank and and taken away in a black SUV.”
Our Correspondent gathered that Udeze’s arrest may not be unconnected with the forthcoming National Convention of the Action Alliance, slated for Saturday, 7th September, 2019.
It would be recalled that the National Chairman and the National Executive Committee of the Party has been having a running battle with Mr. Nwosu, following the party’s withdrawal from the suit filed by the latter, challenging the declaration of Governor Emeka Ihedioha winner of the 2019 Governorship election in Imo State.
Reacting to Udeze’s abduction, one of the leaders of the party in Imo State, Njoku Chinwoha described it as unacceptable, even as he warned Nwosu to allow the party some breathing space.
“The Party has taken a decision on the Imo State governorship election and there is no going back on it. A National Convention of the party is expected to hold next week Saturday and they have arrested our National Chairman, just to destabilize him. Okorocha and his son in-law must leave the AA alone. This is an act of intimidation. They do not belong here. We shall resist every attempt to intimidate the national leadership of the party. The party is bigger than Okorocha and his family.Hewants to run AA the way he ran Imo state aground for eight years. For us, it is fight to finish.”
All efforts to reach the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba for comments proved abortive, as his lines could not be reached.