The governor was reacting to a publication in one of the national dailies titled, ‘Ebonyi may lose presidential votes if governorship primaries go awry’, which was attributed to the senator.
While condemning the report in its entirety, Gov. Elechi regretted that the people he had assisted to become useful citizens have debased themselves by making unguarded utterances.
He said, “As I was reading the pages of newspapers today (yesterday), I came across a publication on page 15 of a national daily titled, ‘Ebonyi may lose presidential votes if governorship primaries go awry’, by one Senator Paulinus Igwe Nwagu.
“My position as the leader of the Peoples Democratic Party in the state and as the Chief Executive of the state is that it pains me when the people whom we have helped to become useful to the society have debased themselves with unguarded utterances as they have done in this publication.
“I condemn the statement. I condemn the publication and I condemn whatever is behind it”, he said, adding, “What Senator Nwagu is saying does not apply here. The fact that we assisted him to become a Senator does not mean he can bring us down”.