The All Progressives Congress, APC, governorship candidate in Abia state, Uchechukwu Ogah, has lashed out at the Peoples Democratic Party-led administration in the state over alleged burning of office of the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC) in the state by unknown hoodlums.
He condemned the sad development in its entirety, describing the incident as an act of brigandage and attack on a major institution of democracy in Nigeria.
DAILY POST had reported that unknown persons allegedly broken into the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, in Abia State and set ablaze thousands of uncollected Permanent Voter Cards, PVCs.
However, Ogah, in a statement issued to newsmen in Umuahia, on Monday, by his Media Aide, Great Imo Jonathan, called on security agencies to spring into action immediately to stop these marauders.
Parts of the statement read, “We call on the Commander in Chief of The Armed Forces of The Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Mohammadu Buhari, to mandate the appropriate authorities to quash these ugly incidences happening in Abia State immediately, before it
“These uncollected PVCs belong to eligible voters in our dear state. And Dr. Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah and his Campaign Council are particularly concerned because we view the burning of these PVCs as a deliberate act to sabotage one of our strongest political base.
“With the overwhelming momentous ground our party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) has gained in Isiala Ngwa South and other local government areas in the last one year, we are mindful to say that the failed PDP government in Abia State in their attempt to stop our victory in the coming elections may be behind this satanic act.
“We hold this view strongly because they are historically known for violence, intimidation and diabolism. In 2015, the good people of Abia State saw the marauding party condescend to so many things most absurd than the burning of INEC office. They became pall bearers (Nde Igbe Ozu), in their attempt to instil fear in order to remain in power.
“The PDP in Abia State is jittery because the good people of Abia State have rejected them and have made up their minds to VOTE-IN the APC, our governorship candidate, Dr. Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah and his running mate, Rt. Hon Martins Azubuike. With the defeat staring them in the face, they are fast descending into the abyss, desperate to do anything to hold on to power despite their failure in governance and the cluelessness of their regime. The recent kidnap of our party chairman in Abia State and the exposed plot by the son of a former Governor of the state and his co desperate characters to assassinate Dr. Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah, may not be unconnected with this attack on the INEC office.
“Dr. Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah and the All Progressives Congress in Abia State will no longer treat these dangerous emerging trends with kid gloves. We are now empirically sure that the failed PDP government in Abia State and their band of villains will stop at nothing in their attempt to hold on to power. But we are determined to stop them and their evil plan in order to restore joy to our people.”
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