The drums of war may have sounded in Ebonyi State ahead of the 2023 governorship election in the state.
The governor himself appear to have fired the first shot by suspending the traditional ruler of Nkalagu, Senator Obinna Ogba’s hometown.
The traditional ruler Mathias Nnaji Ezeudo 1 of Nkalagu, was suspended on trumped up allegation of getting involved in politics whereas Umahi himself had used the traditional rulers in the state in active politicking.
In his usual pettiness the governor sent police to recover the vehicle given to the traditional ruler.
As though that was not enough the governor Friday suspended the Development Centre coordinator of Ishielu DC, Mr. James Abba over alleged indecent behaviour and acts inconsistent with his office.
Again government in a letter signed by the Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Dr. Kenneth Ugbala refused to tell the world what the indecent behaviour is if not that he is perceived as Senator Obinna Ogba’s supporter.
Senator Obinna Ogba, a second term Senator is believed to have an eye for the governorship position in Ebonyi.
Both leaders have not been best of friends as a result of Ogba’s ambition though they have managed to pretend over the sour relationship.
It’s surely the beginning of a political war ahead the 2023 Ebonyi guber election which promises to be interesting as a the opposition continue to mobilize against the governor and whoever he presents as candidate.