Musician beaten up over Gov. Umahi’s Campaign Song


Machiavelli Uzo, an aide of Governor David Umahi has been accused of supervising the assault on an artiste, Kelvin Ibinabo, for not playing his principal’s campaign song.

Gov. Umahi is the All Progressive Congress candidate for Ebonyi South Senatorial District.

Uzo, the Coordinator of Ohaozara Development Centre in the Ohaozara Local Government Area, according to Kelvin, supervised his beating at the event for the council chairman’s mother-in-law’s burial where he was on the bandstand.

The singer in an interview with Punchng, said his offence was that he was reluctant to perform  the governor’s campaign song, while his eventual performance didn’t meet Uzo’s expectation.

“At that point, I had no choice and for the sake of peace, I picked up the microphone and started playing the song for him.

“After about 20 minutes, I dropped the microphone; but Mr Uzo again ordered me to pick up the microphone and play until he was satisfied.

“But I refused to sing and instead ordered my crew to pack up so we could leave the scene. At this point, the coordinator and his thugs descended on me, beating me with different weapons,” the artiste told the paper.

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