The Director General of Dr. Alex Otti Campaign Organisation, Dr. Max Nduaguibe has assured Abians in general and members of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), in particular that the campaign ship of Dr. Otti will not only birth in Obingwa, but will drop its anchor in the Local governemt as a whole.
Addressing members of the press yesterday in Umuahia, Nduaguibe frowned at the barbaric manner in which state sponsored urchins prevented a duly registered organisation from holding a peaceful meeting despite procuring all necessary permits to do same.
“Gentlemen of the press, Abia state belongs to all of us. I am from Ngwa extraction. I have contested for the governorship of this state before. I was allowed to campaign in all the 17 local government areas of Abia state and I tell you, nothing has changed. Introduction of violence in our political arena is dangerous to be hobnobbed. This is democracy. Let’s create political enabling environment for all to operate. As per campaigning in Obingwa, we will, but this time, differently”, he stated.
The DG said that he lost hope when he saw the LGA Chairman of Obingwa, Honourable Amaechi Hanson, popularly known as Abacha who led the scores of attackers.
“Hanson confronted me physically. He knew me. He told me that he is under authority to prevent the gathering of APGA anywhere in Obingwa. He was emphatic. He was not alone with this submission. One of them said that they will never allow Otti to campaign in Obingwa. ‘onyeokemadu’, take your people away. This your meeting or whatever you call it will never hold. We have accorded maximum respect to you. My boys are losing patience and then, I will never take responsibility”, Nduaguibe recalled.
Regarding the half-baked propaganda that what happened at Obingwa on Tuesday, August 21, 2018 was occasioned by the factions of APGA, the University Don dismissed it as laughable and a failed attempt to deceive and distract the public.
“To tell you that the attack was premeditated by the Abia PDP and sanctioned by the Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu, almost all the government media aides went to town this tattered lies from the pit of hell. I wonder when lying became the hallmark of politics in Abia state. No one from the government has ever condemned this show of shame by their disruptive agents.
The Professor of Law and the ‘Ugo’ Ngwa 11 appealed for calm and assured the already angry supporters to tarry as plans are in the offing to relate what happened at Obingwa to the Federal Authorities.
“Fellow Abians and lovers of Alex Otti, I am behind this campaign. At my age, I can’t be linked with violence. I will run an issue based campaign. I had ideas about Abia state and that’s why I ran for governorship then. I could not get it. Now I have seen one who has the same ideas as mine. I came out of retirement to support Alex Otti. Let’s join hands together to salvage Abia from the agents who don’t wish Abians anything good’, he stressed.
The ‘Ugo’ Ukwa la Ngwa pointed out that the new date of going to Obingwa for a mother of all campaigns will be made public by the campaign Organisation shortly.
Patrick C. Anyatonwu
Alex Otti Campaign Organisation