The People’s Democratic Party, (PDP) in Ebonyi State has raised alarm over alleged security threats of violence, by the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the march 11th gubernatorial and state house of Assembly elections in the State.
The Director General of the party’s campaign council, Mr. Austin Edeze who gave the assertions at a press conference in Abakaliki, said it became necessary to intimate the public on security issues arising sequel to the presidential and national assembly election held.
“Our experiences in the last two Saturdays elections are not news to anybody, particularly in Ebonyi State where the entire electoral process was marred with violence of an unprecedented level.
“The election ought to be a free and fair election but the experiences we had in a lot of the venues were nothing to write home about”. he said.
Edeze disclosed that the APC in the State has allegedly procured weapons and illegally distributed them to thugs in a bid to disrupt the election and cause mayhem in favor of their Candidates.
“We are aware that they have amassed a lot of arms and ammunition, we are aware that APC shared Ak47 at ward levels, and we gathered reliably that they shared 4 arms per ward.
“If we are to multiply 4 by 171 wards, you can imagine how many Ak47 we have in the entire state, those distributed officially, and those acquired unofficially, if you add it up, it means we have not less than 1500 Ak 47 awaiting the coming elections, by APC”. Edeze explained.
He reiterated his party’s commitments to deliver its gubernatorial candidate, Dr. Ifeanyi Chukwuma Odii as well as others contesting elections while appealing to the security agencies to swing into action and recover the arms in circulation allegedly procured by the APC in the State.
“As far as we are concerned, His Excellency, Dr. Ifeanyi Chukwuma Odii shall come out victorious as Governor on 11th march 2023.
“We appeal to the security agencies to swing into action and mop up all these Arms which the APC has amassed to win this election.
“We shall employ All legal means to secure our votes and win the election.” He added