Former Ebonyi lawmaker said he kicked out of office in 2015 for refusing to buy guns for cultists

FORMER member of Nigeria's Federal House of Representatives Chief Peter Oge Ali has revealed that he got voted out of office in 2015 because he refused to purchase guns for cult members expected to back his re-election.


Chief Ali, who represented Ohaukwu/ Ebonyi Federal Constituency, made this known while addressing newsmen at his residence located along Onwe Road, Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital yesterday He warned aspirants in the 2019 general elections to desist from sponsoring cult groups to terrorise innocent citizens across the state.


“People who are in cults many years ago are now suffering and these small boys that are in cult today in Ohaukwu Local Government Area are there for fear of being killed. And before they know it, they themselves will start killing others, so I tell you, any person that sheds blood, the family will suffer it.


"If a drop of human blood will make me to win election, it is better that such election is put behind me as I will never be part of it. As a matter of fact, when things were going anyhow in 2015, people said that why I lost election then was because I failed to purchase guns," he added.


Now standing again candidate on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief Ali said he was in the race to enable him develop his constituency. He added that many of those who go to the National assembly do not do so for altruistic reasons


Chief Ali said: “I remembered that someone met me and asked me to buy guns for boys and I told him that I can’t do that. I was told later that someone else who was interested more than me purchased it and later won the election.


 “Being in the National Assembly, especially in the House of Representatives is like someone attending primary school. For three years, you will not know what is happening and before you know it, election will come."