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Stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) under the umbrella of Progressives League of Youth Voters (PLYV) have come hard on the Governor of Abia State, Alex Otti for issuing a quit notice to Governor Hope Uzodinma ahead of the 11th November Imo State governorship election.
Governor Otti had while speaking at a campaign organised by the Labour Party (LP) in Owerri, urged the Imo Governor to start preparing his handover notes, declaring that he would be defeated in the poll.
Responding to the directive, the APC stakeholders accused Governor Otti of planning to invade Imo with some members of the LP during the election.
National Coordinator of the stakeholders, Ambassador Audu Usman Shuaibu, made the allegations at a press conference in Abuja.
‘As we are aware, the Imo State governorship election is fast approaching, alongside that of Kogi and Bayelsa States. In most parts of the country, elections are made to be a do-or-die affairs with political actors willing to do anything to secure their seats, but men of good conscience always stand to advocate for peaceful elections. Such are leaders of thought who believe in Nigeria.’
‘In Imo State, some senior citizens are calling for war with their unguarded statements, which are already building up tension ahead of the poll. It is necessary to draw the attention of Nigerians towards the activities of the Abia State Governor, Mr. Otti, who is set to invade Imo State with some members of the LP during the Imo State gubernatorial elections.
‘Governor Otti’s mission in Imo State is to sponsor violence in the gubernatorial elections, so that voters will flee and allow LP rig the election. His statement during the Imo State LP’s gubernatorial campaign flag off shows that the neighbouring governor is set for war.
‘How can a newly elected governor, who is yet to acclimatize himself with the doings of the office, openly declare that the workaholic governor of Imo State should prepare his handover note?
‘Here is a man whose victory is facing serious legal battle at the governorship election petition tribunal, instead of facing his challenges, Otti decided to stir up the polity by indirectly calling non-state actors to invade Imo State. We are using this medium to tell Governor Alex Otti that Governor Hope will only hand-over to himself and not the LP.