Embattled Ebonyi State Governor, Martins Elechi, on Wednesday said those sponsoring the plot to remove him from office have not jettisoned the plot.
He stated this while addressing youths, under the aegis of Nigeria Youth Organisation, who paid him a solidarity visit at the Government House, Abakaliki.
According to the governor, the political crisis in the state began shortly after the Peoples Democratic Party primaries last November, which he said was faulty, leading to the divisions in the party and emergence of an unknown party – Labour Party.
He also alleged that those who burnt the state House of Assembly did so to cover their illicit deeds, “and then turned round to point accusing fingers to others”.
Elechi, however, said he was not afraid of those plotting his removal, as he was only answerable to Ebonyi people.
He said, “If I misbehave, I should be answerable, but not when people see a political goal and the only way to achieve that political goal is to remove me. They decide to remove me before they look for reasons to adduce to convince the public that I should be removed.
“The impeachment battle is still raging and I know the feelings of Ebonyi people. If not that we appealed to them to douse the tension, Ebonyi State would have been on fire by now”.
Gov. Elechi also said that those plotting to impeach him from office were panicking and doing all sorts of things to arrest events in the state. “But that is impossible and we remain unstoppable because it is the will of the people that is manifesting”, he added.
Speaking earlier, the youths called on the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Chukwuma Nwazunku, to apologise to Ebonyi indigenes for inciting other lawmakers in the impeachment plot against Elechi.
“If he failed (sic) to apolgise to Ebonyi people for instigating the impeachment plot in the House, then we would have no option but to ensure he is punished adequately”, leader of the organisation, Okorie Okorie, said.