PDP Presidential campaign coordinator, Chief Okey Ezenwa, Governor Obiano unhappy with snatching of result sheets for Anambra House of Assembly elections

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 Governor Willie Obiano has expressed unhappiness with the way some political party leaders are snatching result sheets in Anambra state, describing it as desperation.

The governor was not happy that reports reaching him indicated that thugs suspected to be loyal to the rival Peoples Democratic Party ( PDP) were said to have carted away sensitive electoral materials in some polling booths across the three senatorial districts in the state with the alleged connivance of the Police and Army.

But the Presidential Campaign coordinator of Jonathan/ Sambo 2015 in Anambra state , Chief Okey Ezenwa rather accused Governor Obiano of encouraging the thugs as there were influx of thugs purportedly sponsored by the APGA ruling party in all units of polling centers across the state, adding that thugs were imported 4 per unit of polling center as they witnessed in Agulu, Obeledu and Nteje ward 1 were the thugs absconded with electoral materials and electoral officer but was caught.

This is as the House of Asembly election conducted in Anambra State yesterday could be said to have been marred by general voter apathy and pockets of violence across the state.

In most places visited, though accreditation started as early as 8.30am, but voter turnout was generally low.
In Eri ward 1 polling unit in Aguleri, Anambra East Local Government Area of the state, where the governor, chief Willie Obiano, was accredited at about 11.10am, turnout was also low.
The governor, whose fingers could not be captured by the card reader, attributed the low turnout the fact that some people may have decided to come later in the day.
He however expressed optimism that voters in the area would still turn out in large numbers to exercise their franchise.
He said that he had lodged reports with the State Resident Electoral Commissioner who in turn promised an alternative arrangement, adding that the destination of the sensitive materials had to be traced and those involved arrested by the Police.
At Uli Central Primary School, polling booth 005, Anambra South senatorial zone ballot boxes were snatched by thugs and security operatives beaten up.

In Ekwusigo Local Government Area headquarters, Oraifite, thugs suspected to be loyal to some PDP stalwarts were said to have carted away some electoral materials.
And midway into voting, the Independent National Electoral Commission in Anambra said about 30,000 ballot papers were missing and they making alternative arrangements.

It was the same story at Ogbunike where result sheets were snatched by thugs.
Meanwhile, the over 30,000 ballot papers declared missing by INEC following the assault allegedly by Ifeanyi Ubah of Capital Oil and Emeka Offor of Chrome Oil at Ekwusigo local government area .
Their thugs, numbering over 150 allegedly chased away everyone and carted away the electoral materials.
There was an allegation they worked in concert with Police and Army personnel and perfected their act after molesting the INEC officials including the Electoral Officer [EO] and drove away.
However information had it that the electoral materials were later returned to INEC office in Ekwusigo LGA of Anambra State. There was confusion indeed.
The Presidential Campaign coordinator of PDP in Anmabra ,Chief Okey Ezenwa alleged that two truck of loads of thugs with dangerous weapons  invaded Nri and said if anybody was doubtful, the senator elect , Uche Ekwunife should be asked. He added that it took the invitation of Army and Police to restore normalcy.
Ezenwa said the Governor Obiano government and APGA were afraid of losing the election hence they resorted to using thugs. He said last election they swept three senatorial zones and 9 out of the 11 members of the House of Representatives  hence the intimidation of President Generals and Traditional rulers that if APGA did not win there would be no government patronage for them.
For Hon Okwudili Uzoka , former Member of House of Representatives and member of Princess Stella Oduah campaign organization , Prof Jega led team of INEC has performed wonderfully at his rating  but there was aparthy.
On her part Princess Oduah snubbed journalists as she remained silence and did not want to see anybody.
As well , the Senator elect for Anambra central senatorial zone and the member representing Anaocha, Njikoka, Dunukofia federal constituency, Iyom Uche Ekwunife has said that there is no truth in the rumour that the is working to get majority of the lawmakers in the state assembly in today's election so as to impeach Governor Obiano.
Ekwunife who spoke with journalists after receiving accreditation alleged that Governor Obiano had sent thugs and security officers to her polling unit.
She said that security men were also sent to her unit, on the allegation that she was not meant to vote in the area.
"They came here and collected my PVC and also saw that it was a lie, as my card read that I was to vote in the unit."

PDP Presidential campaign coordinator, Chief Okey Ezenwa, Governor Obiano unhappy with snatching of result sheets for Anambra House of Assembly elections PDP Presidential campaign coordinator, Chief Okey Ezenwa, Governor Obiano unhappy with snatching of result sheets for Anambra House of Assembly elections Reviewed by Unknown on Saturday, April 11, 2015 Rating: 5

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