Senator Chris Ngige, the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the November 16 Anambra State election, has alleged that there are plans by the state government under Peter Obi, to rig the election.
Ngige based his allegation on his suspicion of the motive behind the distribution of 500 buses by the state Governor, Peter Obi.
According to the Media Consultant to Ngige, Clementina Olomu in a statement, the allegation was based on an intelligence report available to the Ngige campaign office.
She hinted that the buses would be located at strategic locations all over the state to be used to convey already marked ballot papers, which would be handed over to INEC on election day.
She stated: “Most especially in Anambra Central Senatorial district, where Ngige is currently the senator, it is to give the Anambra people the false impression that Ngige lost the election even in his own senatorial district.”
Ngige’s media consultant said it is obvious that the administration of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has failed the people and had only resorted to “projects that have been regarded as Greek gift by the people of Anambra State.”
“Ironically, the people of Anambra are aware that he has failed them completely and are not carried away by his Greek gift in the name of launching all sorts of projects. All these, they consider medicine after death.”
Olomu also decried the unwarranted attacks aimed at running down Ngige in the run up to the election.
In a statement in Awka, she said such attacks like the insinuation that Ngige had been deaf and dumb in his last two years in the Senate or that the revered traditional ruler of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe Nnaemeka, placed a curse on him smacked off hatred by opponents, who saw Ngige as the most credible candidate in the election.
“They are running him down because he is the most credible candidate in the election. Take the APGA candidate, Willie Obiano, for instance, he has not excelled in the banking industry not to talk of handling a state. What has he done in a unit of Fidelity Bank, when he was there to uplift it let alone the whole banking industry.”
“I discovered that it was not just for the sake of the elections but because of the things he achieved in the 34 months when he served as governor, building durable roads, upgrading hospitals and schools as well as people-oriented bills he had sponsored as a senator,” she said.