The problem we have is that people in power who commit crime in this country whether election rigging, stealing or murder are never punished enough.
During the last governorship election in Abia State, PDP led by Sen. Abaribe did not allow elections to hold in Obingwa, Isiala Ngwa North and Osisioma LGAs because the APGA candidate Dr. Alex Otti was winning in the rest of the state.
They used intimidation, harassment ,torture and killings to stop the registered voters of the mentioned LGAs from excising their rights to vote the candidate of their choice.
At the result collation centre in Umuahia, Prof Ben Ozumba, the returning officer for abia governorship election yielded to the real and insurmountable pressure from both international and local observers to canc el elections in the three LGAs.
Defeat stared PDP in the face and then Gov.T.A Orji who was booed and stoned all over the state coming to this election, elected to break every law of the land. He led other PDP officials to the collation centre where they intimidated and forced both the state resident electoral commissioner, Prof. Selina Okoh and returning officer Prof. Ben Ozumba, to reverse the earlier cancellation and revalidate the votes PDP had allocated to their candidate, Ikpeazu, to win the election.
During the said storming of INEC collation centre by T.A Orji, Metuh and Co, Abaribe, Metuh and T.A Orji were talking to some people on their phones, they told the old woman that they were talking to former president goodluck jonathan and the former national security adviser, col dasuki. The woman was scared to death and had to order the returning officer to up hold the fraudulent elections in those marked LGAs. The head of legal at INEC headquarters in Abuja collaborated with T.A Orji and co to perpetrate this unprecedented crime on Abians.
Their phone records during the said period available with the network providers will collaborate this accusation and help in any investigation and trial of these murders. They don’t belong to any sane clime.
It is shocking that today T.A Orji sits at the senate of this country and the corrupt olisa metuh is still talking stupidly, abusing president buhari and interfering with the political process. You call that democracy?
it is a big shame that these men are not facing trial or in jail for breaking every letter of the electoral laws of this country with impunity .
the only opportunity Nigeria may have to right the wrongs of this country which were heightened during the reign of PDP and restore sanity in the system is the tested and trusted president buhari.
Dr.Alex Otti and APGA candidates won all the election in abia in the last elections. PDp and the morally bankrupt corrupt tribunal judges on duty in Abia must be stopped.
By: Prince Emeka Uko, writes from Aba
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