By Ezeigbo Ojukwu
The immediate past National Vice Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), South East Zone, Deacon Austin Umahi ( Anyanwu Ndigbo) has revealed that he has briefed his team of lawyers to institute legal actions against the factional publicity secretary of the crisis engulfed Ebonyi State PDP chapter, Mr Joseph Silas Onu.
Deacon Austin Umahi said that in a personal late night press release made available by him on 10/02/2021, “Good evening all , ordinarily I won’t have responded to this wicked and malicious character assassination but for the sake of beloved ones like you who showed concern.”
Deacon Austin Umahi who revealed that he was not in Abuja recently dismissed the allegation as false and the figment of the warped imagination of the author, “First and foremost, this is a figment of a deranged person’s imagination. I was neither in Abuja nor interrogated by any security agent on any matter not to mention money”.
He decried irresponsible politics, querying why a sane person would descend that low. “How could a sane person go to the extent of dancing naked in a market square in the name of politics. I have decided to follow all due and legal processes to teach this so called Joseph Silas Onu a bitter lesson of how not to play extreme politics of negativism. He must explain to the world which airline carried me to Abuja, the security agent(s) that arrested me and where I am presently detained”.
Deacon Austin Umahi revealed that his reason for embarking on the legal action is to serve as a deterrent to others, “This I have vowed to use and set example of how not to be petty and scandalous most especially to someone you have not crossed parts with. The imbecile claims to be a lawyer, he must be ready and prepared to defend this falsehood. As at this evening my lawyers have been fully briefed and we will meet him in court”.
He enjoined his teeming supporters across Nigeria to remain calm and law abiding “Please let’s remain calm and law abiding; rule of law must take its full course. No cause for alarm. We dey kampe, nothing mega at all”.