From: FRED ITUA, Abuja
A coalition of support groups from Anambra State, on Thursday, stormed the National Assembly complex in a solidarity protest to support Sen. Andy Uba, representing Anambra south senatorial district.
The group alleged that the recent allegation of certificate forgery leveled against the federal lawmaker was nothing but a witch-hunt and propaganda intended to frustrate Uba’s governorship ambition.
The protesters in their numbers, who were accosted by men of the Nigeria Police Force, chanted solidarity songs while waving placards with several inscriptions that read: “Stop the blackmail against Sen. Andy Uba”, “Power Belongs to God,” and “We Say No to Spineless Politicians and Cheap Propagandists.”
Chairman of the Coalition of Support Groups, Engr. Chidi Oji, while briefing newsmen, said they “decided to reject the level of political witch-hunt and propaganda that has been visited upon Senator Andy Uba, ever since he announced his ambition to run in the gubernatorial election for Anambra State.”
According to him, the group found it distasteful that some politicians from Anambra State “have relentlessly invested time, energy and resources in renting crowds to come to the National Assembly for protests that do not hold water, but which only portrays the extent of the desperation of these politicians.”
Oji, therefore, warned such “political jobbers to desist from the incessant protests and campaign of calumny against Senator Andy Uba”, adding that “all their antics have amounted to nothing and would continue to fail.”
Accordingly, the group called on Sen. Uba to shun all distractions arising from the certificate forgery allegation and continue with the discharge of his legislative duties.