23rd October, 2013
The Chris Ngige Campaign Organisation says it has uncovered plans to “systematically” rig its candidate out of the 16 November Anambra governorship election.
Chief George Muoghalu, the Director-General of the organisation made the allegation at a news briefing in Awka on Tuesday.
Muoghalu alleged that there were plans to delay the distribution of materials as well as disenfranchise voters in areas considered to be the stronghold of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
“We have received reliable information of a plan to make sure that election materials for the 16 November election are delivered late in areas apparently considered to be our areas of strength.
“Not only to bring materials late but to also unleash thugs in those areas all in an attempt to disenfranchise the voters,” he said.
He said the news briefing was aimed at informing the public, warning that the party would resist any attempt to rig the election in favour of any political party.
On the voters’ register recently released to political parties, Muoghalu also alleged that there were to disenfranchise voters in many areas.
“From the updated voter register we have received, in a good number of places that ordinarily are our stronghold, there is systematic disenfranchisement of voters.
“We are bringing this to the attention of INEC to do what is right if the election of 16 November is about Anambra and the future of the people,” the director-general added.
He also alleged that the campaign organisation received a letter from the state government giving it seven days to remove its billboard but that the government went ahead to destroy them the same day.
He said there were evidences that the campaign organisation made the necessary payments.