National Vice Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Mr. Uchenna Okogbuo has called on Abians to disregard the threat of violence in some communities and come out on Saturday for the rerun.
This is as he assured that people of adequate security even as he expressed confidence in the ability of the security agencies to provide security and a level playing field for all candidates.
Addressing journalists in Umuahia, Okogbuo said: “the cancellation of the election in three local government areas of Abia State by the Returning Officer in the April 11 governorship and house of assembly elections has given the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) a big boost at clinching the governorship of the state”.
He called on the people to come out as they did in the last election to complete the victory for APGA in the rerun election on Saturday.
According to him, “the attempt of PDP to run away with convoluted victory did not work as INEC has insisted on the cancellation of the election in Obingwa, Isiala Ngwa South and Osisioma, where there were incontrovertible evidences of irregularities”.
Okogbuo said the cancellation of the election in the three local government areas where the PDP manipulated the results was the reason they “have gone to court and are calling for the removal of the Resident Electoral Commissioner and the Returning Officer.
“As at today, with the cancellation of three local government areas APGA remains in the lead and with the rerun we are going to mop up the remaining areas.
“I want to use this opportunity to thank INEC for remaining in the part of truth in cancelling Obingwa, Osisioma and Isiala Ngwa South; they have demonstrated the determination to ensure free and fair elections,” Okogbuo said.
Speaking, the deputy governorship candidate, Dr Eme Uche Eme called on the people to reject any kind of inducement to mortgage their conscience saying that a vote for APGA and Alex Otti was a vote for free education and total liberation for Abia State. She urged the people to come out again as they did on April 11 to consolidate the victory for APGA.
“A revolution is ongoing in Abia State, which you must complete with your votes; we will come back to celebrate victory over terrorism, oppression and lies.
Abia has been enslaved for 16 years and it is time to liberate the state,” she said.

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