Senator Abaribe asks Abia Movement to go ahead with EFCC petition


Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, representing Abia south senatorial district, has reacted to a threat by a group, Abia Mass Movement threatening to petition the Economic and Financial Commission, EFCC, over failure to deliver on his constituency projects.

Mr Abaribe, a PDP senator, is the minority leader in the ninth assembly and has been representing Abia south since 2007.

POLITICS NIGERIA earlier reported how the group known as ‘Abia Mass Movement’ claimed that the six local governments in Abia South have not felt the impact of Abaribe, who has been in the senate for 14 years.

“The leadership of Abia Mass Movement had called on Senator Enyinnaya Harcourt Abaribe to retract his steps and attract Projects to his immediate constituency as his sojourn of 17 years (since 2003) in the Senate had only attracted few Projects by him before 2007, afterward there are no visible projects on his name in the six Local Government Areas of Abia South Senatorial District.

”Nonetheless, against the claims of the group, there are no records that Mr Abaribe was in the Senate in 2003 as he was the state’s deputy governor at that time. The group made these comments during a courtesy visit to the President General Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council Worldwide in his Umuahia residence, Abia State.

Also, the coordinator of the group, Mr Enyeribe Nwogwugwu, asked Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youths to prevail on the senator or they’ll drag him to the EFCC.

However, when POLITICS NIGERIA reached out to the senator on Sunday evening, he gave the group a go-ahead to petition EFCC.

“Let them go ahead. We would want an opportunity to show them,” Mr Abaribe replied to this paper’s enquiry via SMS.

Meanwhile, follow-up telephone calls put across by POLITICS NIGERIA to seek clarifications were not responded to.

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One Comment

  1. I’m quite unhappy and astonished that a group that calls itself” Abia mass movement” could think it wise to embark on this stupid suicide mission against the only soul we have in that distorted hallowed chamber. I expected them to move against T. A. Orji and his prodigal son including the now jailed Orji Uzo Kalu too. What a misplaced anger and frustration against an innocent man in the person of Sen. Abaribe. The only thing I can tell them is that they don’t know exactly what they want. They missed their target. It’s quite unfortunate.

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