Alex Otti should face his future with sincere mind
By Nnaji Obed Asiegbu
Dr Alex Otti should face his future with sincere min:
Chief Victor Umeh, as the then National Chairman of APGA, drove to the Imo State INEC Headquaters to protest with others what appeared to be electoral malpractices against APGA candidate Rochas Okorocha during the 2011 Gubernatorial election.
According to now Senator Umeh, his protest resulted to the declaration of result for Imo 2011 Gubernatorial Rerun which eventually was won by the then APGA candidate, Rochas Okorocha.
Just as we commend Senator Victor Umeh for protesting and demanding for the right to be done by INEC in 2011, Dr Alex Otti who lost Abia’s 2015 Governorship election should commend Senator T A Orji for doing what his former National Chairman did to secure electoral victory for Imo APGA in 2011.
Chief ALEX Otti should also commend Senator T A Orji for saving him from being jailed alongside the hired young black American lady, Shirley, who he presented as an international observer at the state collation Centre but couldn’t name a single Ward in Obingwa and Osisioma where she allegedly observed.
Dr Alex Otti should be reminded that Shirley gave statement to the security agencies that implicated him and others.
Dr Alex Otti should imagine if in the right sense, two LGAs results would have been cancelled following an observation by a young lady who wrongfully alleged to be at Osisioma and Obingwa at the same period while election was going on.
Professor Ozurumba, the 2015 Abia State returning officer, I believe has repented by now and would be useful for further disclosure.
It also appears to me that the returning officer regretted his action and at the same time, accepted the correction that was suggested to him by Senator T A Orji who had served as an INEC Administrative Secretary and other experienced Abia Elders.
By the grace of God, I witnessed all that transpired at the State Collation Centre.
It is on record that an INEC collation officer accused APGA of offering him fifty million naira (N50,000,000.00) to cancel Obingwa local government result where Otti never campaigned or had candidates even for House of Representatives.
What most people may not know is that Alex Otti was also at the INEC collation center and it was his presence there with Shirley, alleged to be his US based mistress, that may have led the INEC returning officer to make the mistake of cancelling an already declared result. If not for the prompt intervention of Chief T A Orji and INEC headquarters that mistake would have led to disaster in Abia State.
A video will later emerge showing the INEC official accusing Alex Otti’s APGA of offering him a bribe of fifty million naira bribe to cancel Obingwa result.
By Nnaji Obed Asiegbu