The governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress, APC, in Enugu State, Senator Ayogu Eze, says he has nothing to do with the fire which engulfed the campaign office of Barr. George Ogara.
George Ogara was an aspirant of APC in the last governorship primary which he lost to Senator Ayogu Eze.
George Ogara campaign office
Two branded buses belonging to the aspirant were destroyed.
Political watchers are believe the inferno may not be unconnected with the crisis within the hierarchy of the APC.
Okey Ezirigwe, of the Sen. Ayogu Eze Campaign Organisation, described the inferno story as an attention seeking strategy.
Senator Ayogu Eze
He said: “Ordinarily, we would have ignored it knowing that all that they wanted to achieve was to draw attention to themselves.
“To set the records straight for the public, we wish to state as follows: this unsigned piece of fake news is a stunt by George Ogara and his cohorts to attract attention, having lost the primary election.
“It’s a stage-managed hoax, designed to distract the Sen. Ayogu Eze Campaign Organisation from the serious issues of election and to waste precious time joining issues with a non-existent candidate, known only in the delusional imagination of those who have been funding him and goading into a mission impossible.
“We don’t believe his so-called office was attacked but if it was, it must have been orchestrated by him to draw attention to himself.”
He added that “If the police is investigating the attack as the poorly coordinated fake news claimed, why rush to name anyone as suspect even before the police comes out with their investigation?
“George Ogara is not a threat to the Sen. Ayogu Eze Choice 2019 Campaign Organisation and cannot therefore warrant any supporter of Sen. Ayogu Eze wasting precious time and energy to attack a moribund campaign office.
“Our campaign is focused on issues of mis-governance and has no time for violence. Our principal, Sen. Ayogu Eze abhors violence and will not condone it by any of his supporters or anybody within his campaign structure.
“We call on the police to investigate the so-called attack, if it ever happened, and bring anybody indicted to book.”
“We’re too focused on the victory of President Muhammad Buhari and all our candidates in the polls next year to have time to be chasing shadows,” he added.