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By Okey Maduforo/ Correspondent (Awka)
There are indications that the November 16 governorship election in Anambra State will be violent, following the pulling down of campaign bill boards of the All Progressives Congress (APC) candiadte, Senator Chris Ngige, by some hoodlums alleged to be supporters of the ruling party in the state, All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA).
So far, one of the hoodlums has been arrested by the state police command while three others ran away, when the commercial motorcycle operators and some artisans at the Aroma junction, Awka, and some members of Ngige campaign organisation chase them.
An eyewitness said the thugs, who came in an Anambra State government white hummer bus, had already pulled down 49 Ngig’s bill boards along Onitsha-Awka –Enugu expressway, before they challenged at Aroma junction and beaten up by artisans and Okada riders, while fruit and food vendors rained abuses on them.
Reacting to the incident, the Director, Media and Publicity of Ngige Campaign organisation, chief Charles Amilo, described it as the height of brigandage by Governor Peter Obi which shows frustration over the total rejection of the APGA-led government.
“Anambra people have discovered his grand deceit and knows that the man he wants to impose on the state cannot fly, hence he has chosen to use force and all manner of violence to cow Anambra people.
He knows that we have a brand that has already sold itself 70 per cent and that is why out of frustration he has chosen to use of violence, which Anambra people will surely resist.”