The Governor David Umahi’s Campaign Organization in Ebonyi State has cautioned the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and the security agencies against rigging the March 2 governorship election in the state in favour of the of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Sunday Ogbuoji.
Chairman of the strategy Committee of the organization, Chief Emmanuel Igwe, in a press release on Monday in Abakaliki, accused INEC and the Security agencies of plotting to allocate two hundred thousand votes to the APC candidate ahead of the polls.
According to him, the planned electoral fraud would be carried out through the printing of fake PVCs. He threatened that Ebonyi would be ungovernable, if the plan succeeds.
He, however, urged the people of the state not to feel intimidated by the antics of the APC during the polls, assuring them that their votes will be protected.
The statement read: “It has come to my knowledge the devilish plan of the Gubernatorial candidate of All Progressives Congress, in Ebonyi State, Senator Sunny Ogbuorji in connivance with some top ranking officials of Independent National Electoral Commission to pre allocate two hundred thousand votes to the APC guber candidate ahead of the election.
“This is being done through printing of PVCs by one senatorial candidate of APC in one of the North Central State whose company is been used to perfect the impunity.
“In their own thinking they want to allocate and spread two hundred thousand votes within some selected polling units. we are aware of the slush fund that have been mapped out for this act which will serve as a bribe to INEC officials and certain corrupt security operatives.
“The Security agencies should know that any attempt to subvert the will of Ebonyi People will be a call to anarchy.
“Ebonyians should feel free to cast their votes as all necessary efforts will be made to protect the sanctity of the ballot”
Recall that Umahi had described Ogbuoji as a betrayer, adding “I command 60 percent of his (Ogbuoji’s) followers and they are working for me, and that is the product of betrayal.”