A pro democracy group in Abia, under the aegis of ABIA DEFENDERS OF DEMOCRACY has raised alarm over the plot by the Orji Uzor kalu All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia to invade Aba, the commercial nerve centre of the state with a detachment of mainly soldiers from the Fulani extraction to aid the APC rigging machine in a bid to manipulate the outcome of the March 27, 2021 Aba Federal Constituency election in favour of their party.
In a release signed by Dr. George Njoku, President and Hon. Chukwuma Onyeze, Secretary, the group allege that the build up to this final plot was the manufacturing of figures, a whopping and un-reliazable number that is over 47,000, purported votes that were aloted to Mascot Uzor Kalu, during a primary election of the APC, an election that never took place, a figure that never existed anywhere.
According to the group, available records suggest that APC doesn’t have up to 2,000 registered members in both Aba North and South LGAs, combined. “Where did the party, APC get those figures they brandished if not this uncovered plot to unleash mayhem on Aba residents”, Dr. George queried?
The meeting, the group alleged was held on Thursday, 18th March, 2021, in Umunneochi LGA, in the house of one of the APC Chieftains and had in attendance some members of APC caucus, including the smart, cunning and deceitful Orji Uzor kalu who is desperate to return to power in Abia through his younger brother to cover up his N7.6 Billion Fraud case and his target is to desperately ensure his brother Mascot Uzor Kalu wins the Aba North/ Aba South Federal Constituency election, as a lunch pad to his secret plot to give Mascot the APC Governorship ticket, come 2023.
Already the structure, OUK MOVEMENT has already been set in all the 17 LGAs of Abia, that will oil Mascot Uzor kalu Governorship structure, the group alleged.
The ADD therefore called on Aba residents to be vigilante and resist any plot by the Kalus to invade Aba with Fulani Soldiers and warned the President, Mohammadu Buhari and the Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Attahiru Ibrahim not to bring soldiers to Aba on 27th March, noting that Abia elections have been peaceful therefore, should not allow themselves to be used for a selfish agenda, while urging Aba residents to resist such intimidation and come out en mass to cast their ballot on the election day.
The group added that APC chieftains across the state are holding a meeting on Saturday to perfect their rigging plot, with General Azubuike Ihejirika ( Rtd) being fingered as the Head of Security for the election.
Abia Defenders of Democracy therefore advised the retired Army General to be wary of Orji kalu antics to use him just to achieve a selfish family agenda.
The group also admonished Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu as the Chief Security Officer of the state, not to allow Aba to become a theatre of war on March 27th, noting that Orji kalu’s plan B is to cause chaos in the state as to get sympathy from Aso Rock to declare ” state of emergency in Abia, since it’s obvious that Mascot Uzor kalu cannot win in Aba in any free and fair election.
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