Peopleâ€™s Democratic Party (PDP) Governorship Aspirant in Abia State in the 2015 General Election, Sir Friday Nwanozie Nwosu has petitioned the Inspector General of Police over alleged threat to his life.
In a terse three- paragraph petition made available to the media, Nwosu alleged that Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, the former Governor of Abia, Theodore Orji, now a Senator, son of the former Governor, and current Member of Abia State House of Assembly, Hon. Chinedu Orji, one Ekpe Ekpe, alias Trigger and others have perfected plans to assassinate him.
In the petition dated June 12, and entitled: â€˜Threat to Life and Application for Police Securityâ€™, Nwosu said he was being targeted for elimination because of his ongoing suit challenging the candidacy of Governor Ikpeazu at the Owerri Division of the Appeal Court.
He said:â€ I am asking the court to disqualify Governor Okezie Ikpeazu as the Governorship Candidate of PDP and declare me as the lawful PDP Governorship Candidate and therefore the duly elected Governor of Abia State in the 2015 general election on grounds that Governor Ikpeazu falsified his documents and gave false information.
â€œI have been in Court since January, 2015 and even the Supreme Court. The apex court has now referred the matter back to the Court of Appeal for determination of the case on merit. As soon as the Supreme Court referred my case back to the Court of Appeal on May, 22, 2017, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, former Governor Orji, Hon. Chinedu Orji, one Ekpe Ekpe aka Trigger and others plotted to assassinate me with the said Ekpe Ekpe as leader of the killer gangâ€, Nwosu alleged.