By Charles Kalu
The APC Governorship candidate in Abia State, Dr. Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah has condemned the burning of Permanent Voter Cards, PVCs in the INEC office located at Isiala Ngwa South Local government of the state.
Dr.Ogah said he received the unpleasant news that about fifteen thousand (15,000) uncollected Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs) belonging to the good people of Abia State resident in Isiala Ngwa South were burnt inside the office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Umu-Ikaa, Isiala-Ngwa South Local Government Area of Abia State.
The Governorship candidate and his Campaign Council condemned the act.
In a statement; they described it as;” rascally, anti-democratic, anti-social and an attack on a major institution of democracy in Nigeria.”
Dr. Uchechukwu Ogah said he was particularly concerned because the burning of the PVCs was a deliberate act to sabotage one of their strongest political base because of the overwhelming and momentous ground which the party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) had gained in Isiala Ngwa South and other local government areas in the last one year.
He said; ” 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 pallbearers (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.
The APC in Abia State therefore called on security agencies to spring into action immediately to stop these marauders.
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.