Abia Guber 2023 (PDP): Group Reveals How State Agents Are Threatening And Intimidating Councilors, Delegates

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The political tension and intrigues as regard the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primaries in Abia State is taking another dimension as a group known as Abia State Democratic Force (ADF) has warned against intimidating delegates especially the elected councilors in voting the governors anointed gubernatorial aspirant.

The group which is led by one Chijioke Nwaubani, revealed that they have credible information that Abia State Government agents who are frustrated by the decision of INEC in connection with cancelled PDP three-man delegate election, are now intimidating councilors and mandating them to vote for the governors anointed aspirant.

In the press release which was released in Abuja, the group revealed that Local Government Area Chairman in Abia State have being mandated to open whatsapp groups for their LGAs where councilors will be added (except an obviously unfriendly councilors). They also revealed that councilors were equally instructed to snap the voting material after voting and send it into the whatsapp group to prove that they complied with the instruction of state agents.

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The group condemned this action and wondered why Abia State Government are becoming dangerously desperate in forcing an aspirant on the PDP in Abia State, to the extent of intimidating, harassing and threatening delegates, including elected Councillors and other statutory delegates!

In the press release, the group called on the National Working Committee (NWC) of the PDP to be careful about Abia State before the party loses the state to the opposition.

They revealed that the said anointed aspirant of the governor is not popular on ground and his antecedent does not equally help matter.

They warned that if the NWC supports the State Government by forcing the anointed candidate on the PDP, then the party will lose the state to either APGA or APC.

The group urged councilors to remain resolute, focused and not be intimidated by the moves of desperate politicians as they have no powers to carry out their threat!

“This people intimidating you now, fooled you, decieved you, abandoned you for months. Sometimes last year they promised to give you projects to execute in your wards under the table aegis of one-ward-one-project, you suffered and articulated the project only for him to, in his usual way behaved like he never discussed anything with you. Now again, because he need your vote, he has come to make the same promise again to you without recourse to the same promise he has made to same you before. That alone summarises his regards to you. Telling you lies, making you same fake promise, intimidating you, tells so much about his disdain for you”

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“Councilors must remember that the way Governor Okezie Ikpeazu is elected, you are also elected, so don’t allow anyone to intimidate you, vote your conscience, you don’t owe anyone any apology. After voting, don’t snap your voting material, if they give you money collect it and vote the right man for the job”

“They are not in-charge, if they are in-charge, why was Acho Nwakanma, the Governor’s wife’s elder brother changed as Governorship Screening committee Chairman?”

“If they have Abuja connection and backing, why was his so much talked about failed 3-man Delegate list thrown out?”

“The government agents are at every forum threatening councillors, delegates and stakeholders of how they will deal with them if their various local government doesn’t deliver for his anointed candidate. They told them that the ballot boxes will be separated according to LGA areas and that he will sure know which LGA that didn’t deliver.

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The group call on the delegates to ignore that assertion because the voting box will not be separated into LGAs, he is not INEC and cannot plan for INEC. More so, he is not a candidate in that election and will never be part of agreement on how the voting will go. People must vote their convictions”.

“Let no one deceive you, just as Ikpeazu abandoned the state, LGA and Ward PDP Excos, so did he abandon the National Working Committee, he is now throwing money around thinking human beings are for sale”.

The group finally called on Abians to be prepared to recover their state from desperate politicians, corrupt politicians who have milked the state resources and want to continue milking it in 2023.

The group finally called on Abians to be prepared to recover their state from desperate politicians, corrupt politicians who have milked the state resources and want to continue milking it in 2023.

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