Odigie-Oyegun’s comment on Anamebra election reckless – Victor Umeh
A former National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, (APGA) Chief Victor Umeh has described the statement credited to the All progressives Congress (APC) National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun on the forthcoming election in Anambra state as reckless, inflammatory, intimidating and undemocratic.
It will be recalled that the APC chairman was quoted as saying that his party would take over Anambra State in the November 18 poll.
Addressing a press conference in Awka on Friday, Umeh called on the people of the state to be vigilant and prepare against any evil plot to subvert their decision at the poll.
“We don’t want to go into this election with such inflammatory statement as that of Oyegun. That statement is an intimidation to the people of Anambra State.
“Buhari that ushered in hope to Nigerian democracy should not allow anybody to intimidate any person in Anambra election. Under his watch, we expect a perfect electoral system,” he said.
The former APGA boss called for fairness on the part of the Independent National Electoral Commission, (INEC) and security agencies to all parties in the contest, in accordance to standard best practices.
He said, “the people’s votes should count. The umpire is responsible for the conduct of elections. So, it’s INEC that will make or mar Anambra poll. So, we ask INEC to be determined, impartial, and fair to everybody in the election.
Announcing the official flag-off Governor Willie Obiano’s re-election campaign at the Dr Alex Ekwueme Square in the State capital, Umeh assured that the party’s campaign issue based, saying “APGA has a good market to sell.”