The Labour Party candidate for the Ebonyi State South senatorial zone, Linus Okorie, who is competing against the current state governor David Umahi, has reportedly been kidnapped.
In a video poster by one Dr. Charles Odogwu shared on Twitter, his wife, Nkiru, said that her husband had been kidnapped by the Ebube Agu security outfit, which she claimed was working for Umahi who is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress for Ebonyi South senatorial zone in the 2023 elections.
Nkiru claimed she was out of the country pursuing a master’s degree, but when she couldn’t reach him on the phone, she was told he had been kidnapped.
She said, “I’m here to raise an alarm about what is happening to my husband. I was just informed now that because I was calling my husband early this morning…I’m in the US for a course. That the governor sent Ebube Agu to come and kidnap my husband, Hon Linus Okorie.
“Hon Linus Okorie has been kidnapped since last night by the governor. He wants to kill my husband for no reason.
“So, I beg you people, please come to my aid. I’m not even in the country. I’m outside the country with my kids because I came to do my master’s. They have kidnapped my husband; they have kidnapped my husband since last night. Ebube Agu that used to kill people, slaughter people.
“The governor through Ebube Agu has kidnapped my husband because those are the people that do his dirty business. Please fellow Nigerians[GA1] help me. He has been on my husband’s case; I don’t go to Facebook to say anything against this man.”
Nkiru further accused Governor Umahi of extorting money from Okorie because of his political ambition.
Despite assuring her in 2015 that her husband was one of those doing well in the National Assembly, she said that Umahi “removed” her husband from office.
“He knows my husband has a voice; he talks. This man will always be castigating my husband,” she stated.
She further said that Governor Umahi told Okorie that he needed to pay him before he could return to the House of Representatives.
“My husband had to go and borrow hundreds of dollars to be giving this man. I don’t talk because I’m a civil servant but I am so choked now, I can’t indulge anymore. My husband has been kidnapped by Dave Umahi. Please, fellow Nigerians, come and help me,” she said.
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