Guber Polls: We will not remain silent, APC won’t rob us again’ – Ebonyi PDP
Members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Ebonyi State chapter have issued a warning that they will not remain silent while the governing All Progressives Congress, APC, allegedly continues to steal their mandate.
The Party demanded the cancellation of the nation’s presidential and national assembly elections, claiming that they had been fraudulently rigged and marred by a significant number of irregularities and killings.
They claimed that thugs killed no less than 3 people in Izzi LGA, including a corper who took part in the election as an INEC adhoc staff member.
The Party leadership announced this to reporters in the Ebonyi state capital of Abakaliki while speaking through the director general of Anyichuk’s campaign council, Mr. Austin Edeze.
Edeze claimed that thugs are receiving weapons distributions in an effort to sabotage the upcoming governorship election.
He claimed that “everything was rigged starting with the results announcement. Without the assistance of the INEC, there could be no rigging. To ensure that there is justice, we will use all available legal means. We demand that the results be thrown out.
“We obviously won the election last Saturday and we’ll win it again. We’ll demonstrate our victory in the previous election. We will put an end to these excesses, and we won’t sit back and let the previous election’s results repeat themselves.
“Izzi LGA has the highest level of impunity. When the chairman of an LGA has the authority to address the traditional leaders, he or she should say that anyone who will not support the APC’s gubernatorial candidate, Nwifuru, should stay inside and that anyone who does not support Nwifuru should be removed from office. The directive states that if you are unable to vote APC, do not cast your ballot, and if you do, you should be put down. This is not something the law enforcement agencies should take lightly.
Stanley Okoro Emegha, the state chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), quickly responded to the allegation and refuted it, reiterating that the Party had no intention of doing anything to taint the state’s governorship election.
How is it possible that someone would claim that the state government bought an AK-47 for each of the 171 wards in the state? To buy such weapons will cost the federal government a lot of money; state governments should be considered more.
“Are we preparing a military barrack for the purchase of such weapons, or are we preparing for war? People who are competitively afraid frequently level such serious accusations. PDP claims that they are already losing because of this. In light of the upcoming gubernatorial election, he said, “We don’t have such a plan, and we are urging security agencies to be aware of what opposition Parties are doing.