By NewsCritic Reporters
The chief press secretary to Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, Mr. Onyebuchi Ememanka has come under serious attacks from Abians over what they considered to be his use of gutter language on his recent post on Dr Alex Otti, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, in the 2019 Abia State polls.
In the said Facebook post on his wall today November 16, 2019 the CPS Ememanka tried to remind Abians that the Appeal court Owerri will today deliver judgement in the “appeal filed by the serially defeated Candidate of APGA in the last elections in Abia State, Mazi Alex Otti.
He wrote that “after his scandalous defeat at the elections where he came a very distant third, Otti approached the Election Tribunal asking that the elections be cancelled. He didn’t say he won and should be declared Governor. He simply wants the elections cancelled because he claims that it was only in the two local government areas where he won with a slim margin that elections were properly conducted.
“After a review of the case, evaluation of evidence led by Otti and after listening to arguments of Counsel to the parties, the Tribunal torn to shreds the petition filed by Otti, he wrote. He said, the petition is a bundle of contradictions, bereft of any meaning and unsupported by any credible evidence. In both law and facts, the petition failed woefully to pass even the minutest test of credibility.
He further said that “buoyed by inordinate desperation, Otti proceeded on appeal to the Court of Appeal asking it to ignore the findings of the Tribunal and cancel the entire elections. Adding that Otti wants another election in Abia State, simply because he lost.
“Instead of finding ways to rebuild APGA in the state which has become severely battered and worse than it was when he surreptitiously joined the party in 2015, leading to a massive exodus of members of the party, Otti continues to wallow in self-deceit and forlorn hope of a long lost gubernatorial resurgimento, he adds.
However, hardly did the post drop than negative reactions and condemnations followed. One Ariwa Zuby, said that the CPS must know that “if you are living in a glass house don’t throw stones.
“If someone writes in same manner about you, you will be quick to pull it down and start your sanctimonious verses without recourse.
He said that “The ones you wrote about Senator TA Orji and family are still with me!
Ferdinand Ekeoma reacting to the post said, “your post is filled with bitter and disgusting tantrums, but we are used to such demeaning shenanigans.
“Yes, Dr Alex Otti’s pro people ambition is Inordinate in your eyes because of his refusal to allow Okezie Ikpeazu and his co-plunderers loot Abia unchallenged.
“At least, Okezie Ikpeazu’s atrocious style of governance has failed woefully to win the endorsement and accolades of millions of suffering Abia masses, who have continued to see his government as a curse that must be broken.
“Take it to the bank, Alex Otti and other progressives who desire a better Abia will never relent until the state is uncooked from the yoke of mediocre leadership, notwithstanding the arrogance induced doubts and oppressive onslaughts of naysayers.