Two prominent Nnewi sons, Senator Patrick Ifeanyi Ubah and Chief Gabriel Chukwuma, proprietor of defunct Gabros Football Club, Nnewi are at loggerheads over the issue of purchase of the club and stadium from Chief Chukwuma by the senator.
Senator Ubah had in a recent interview in an Nnewi -based radio station said that he has paid for the stadium and the club, the sum of One hundred and sixty-eight million.
However, his claim appear to have unsettled Chief Chukwuma who described the information given out by Senator Ubah as false.
Chimezie Umeh’s reports that while addressing a press conference in his home town, Nnewi, Chief Chukwuma said that the said property is still his own with all the documents and Certificate of Occupancy, as no payment was made into his account.
According to Gabros, Senator Ubah only made part payment for Football Club Gabros, and not the stadium and some plots of land around the stadium.
He said that a part payment of one hundred million Naira was made for the Football club alone, remaining two hundred million Naira, while no payment was made for the stadium and surrounding plots of land, which was valued at four hundred and thirty eight million Naira, ten years ago.
Chief Chukwuma recalled that all the reconciliation meetings held on the issues proved abortive, including mediations by his younger brother, Chief Innocent Chukwuma ( Innosson) and Igwe Kenneth Orizu of Nnewi.
He also stated that Gabros Stadium is still his own as he is no longer willing to sell it because of the mindset of the buyer.
Chief Chukwuma called on the public to call Senator Ubah to order and also advised him to desist from actions and utterances unbecoming of a gentleman.