Enugu — Fleeing leaders of Ishiagu community in Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State, the home town of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Anyim Pius Anyim, taking refuge in Enugu following alleged invasion of the community by soldiers and armed policemen, said they would not return to their homes until their safety was guaranteed.
Chief David Aja, who was earlier elected President of the Ishiagu Community Development Union, ICDU, in August, had in a press conference in Enugu, Monday, blamed the crisis on Chief Anyim, saying reports from their community indicated that the soldiers have remained even after the former Senator had departed the community.
However, suspended ICDU President, Engr. Godfrey Aja, dismissed the allegations against the SGF insisting that he has no hand in the crisis brewing in the community.
He said: "Anyim was here for the elections and has always returned home any time there was ICDU election; it is not the first time and I must tell you that he is a peaceful man and would always want the best for his people in Ishiagu."
The aggrieved community leaders accused the former Senate President of planning to hijack the leadership of the town union by force and without following the constitution.
They alleged that acting governor of the state, Chief Dave Umahi, jettisoned the recommendations of an investigation committee set up by the government and fixed another election for Monday, during which soldiers were mobilised to "terrorise" the people.