Sen Ike Ekweremadu and Gov Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi subtly clash at a local PDP rally yesterday, reports political reporter, Justus Okolie.

Ekweremadu and Ugwuanyi subtly clash

Gov Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and Sen Ike Ekweremadu threw shades at each other yesterday at Ezeagu, as they set the stage for an epic clash.

The Governor’s punch was delivered through a proxy, Hon. Chima Obieze, who asked Enugu West leaders not in lockstep with Ugwuanyi to retrace their steps.

Surprisingly, Obieze represents Ezeagu Local Government Area in the Enugu State House of Assembly. Ekweremadu represents the constituency in the Senate.

Although the rally was for the upcoming local government council elections, it was a dress rehearsal for what to expect in Enugu 2023.

Obieze recently dumped the Senator – who twice sponsored his state legislature election – to pitch camp with the governor.

At the rally, he threw caution to the winds and boldly took up a proxy fight for the Governor.

Obieze fighting for Gov. Ugwuanyi

However, the boisterous crowd went quiet when, in his response, Sen Ekweremadu began talking about ingratitude.

He quoted from the Bible to show what happens to people who repay kindness with ingratitude.

Throwing shades

The audience knew he was directly referring to Hon. Obieze who was hitherto recognized as his political godson.

The discerning among them however wondered if Sen. Ekweremadu was not also throwing a shade at the Governor himself.

The Governor is allegedly recruiting allies to stop the Senator’s yet to be declared ambition to run for governor.

This came as a surprise to observers who believe Senator Ekweremadu has hitherto been a pillar of support. He stoutly supports Ugwuanyi not only in Enugu West but also in virtually all of the Governor’s political battles.

Obieze’s defection is widely seen as an ambush tactics to distance community influencers from the Senator.

Analysts say they expect to see a lot more of these subtle clashes in the coming days and months.

Ugwuanyi and Ekweremadu subtly clash at Ezeagu rally

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