Paul Obiajunwo, PortHarcourt
The Civil Liberties Organisations (CLO) South-South, has raised alarm over what they described as fresh developments in their investigative findings into on-going attempts to frame up former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Prince Chibudom Nwuche.
The group said the alleged frame up was to tarnish his political image and to destroy his business interest.
Briefing Journalist yesterday in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital, the Zonal Chairman of CLO, Karl Chinedu Uchegbu, said the detractor of the former Deputy Speaker are afraid that he posed a threat to their ambitions for elective political office in 2019.
Uchegbu said those behind the plot to bring down the former lawmaker have also tried to frustrate his businesses without minding the fate of scores of Nigerian employees from all the geo political zones whose jobs are being put in jeopardy by their actions.
He said having failed in their various attempts to rope him in for corruption; the detractors are now planning to deploy their resources to instigate security agencies to slam other contrived charges against him.
Uchegbu: “Base on our findings, the security agencies are however, said to be worried about how to convince Nigerians that a person of Hon. Nwuche’s status and reputation both in private and public life could be involve in all the allegations leveled against him by his detractors.
“This is a man who had exhibited integrity and selfless service as Presiding Officer of the National Assembly from 1999 to 2003. These planned allegations become even more incredulous when you consider Hon. Nwuche’s public stature and his renowned business background even before he ventured into politics to serve his people.
“The well-known political actors who have been hounding the former Deputy Speaker was as a result of their beliefs and fears that he posed a threat to their ambitions for elective political office in 2019, have remained unrelenting, in spite of the futility of their various plots to run him down.”