As the Anambra State Governorship election scheduled for November 6, 2021, comes nearer, a member of the National Assembly, Rep Chinedu Benjamin Obidigwe, has declared in unmistakable terms that nobody will rig the forthcoming governorship election.
The lawmaker, who represents Anambra-East/Anambra West federal constituency at the National Assembly, said not when he is still a member of the National Assembly would the Anambra election be rigged, adding that the rigger will definitely see hell.
Obidigwe made the declaration at an All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) event in Awka on Thursday, using the occasion to warn with vehemence that “Anambra State belongs to no other party than APGA”.
“Look at the quantum leap in development that has endeared the party to the entire state, is that what will be left to any other party to destroy? He queried rhetorically.
He therefore emphasised the need for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to be vigilant and resist any attempt to be lured into any form of electoral malpractice or misconduct intended to jeopardize the election.
Obidigwe defended the primary election of APGA, describing it as “the most credible and transparent that produced a former CBN governor Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo”. He believed that APGA will win the election irrespective of plots by opposition elements to truncate it.
The lawmaker also described Dr Victor Ike Oye as the authentic National Chairman of APGA and Governor Willie Obiano, its leader, adding that the judiciary vindicated itself by upholding the truth and being steadfast”.
“It would have been demonic if lies prevailed against truth”, he asserted.
Obidigwe was optimistic that APGA will not only win all the 21 local government areas, but will also win the 326 political wards of the state, pointing out that Anambra State is not a place where anybody can rig election, believing that those planning to rig the election will fail woefully.
He therefore called on INEC and other relevant agencies to be on their guards and discharge their duties fearlessly to ensure that nobody deceives them into rigging the November 6 Anambra governorship elections.
Uche Nwosu is a two time Shell Petroleum PLC award winner in the year 2000;
He won the Shell Award on Investigative Journalism and Environmental Cleanliness.