Atiku Campaign Warns Governor Obiano Against Rigging
The Director-General of Atiku/Obi Campaign Organization in Anambra State, Hon. Dr. Harry Oranezi has warned the Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, against acts indicative of rigging in the coming general elections.
Speaking to newsman in Awka yesterday, Dr. Oranezi observed that the text messages and directives from Obiano to Anambra civil servants reveal he is planning something sinister and against the electoral laws.
ElombahNews had, on February 19, reported that Governor Obiano embarked on moves to rig election in the state in favour of the incumbent president, Muhammadu Buhari for the presidential election.
To that end, Governor Obiano had sent text messages on telephones of civil servants in the state to submit their voting details.
The text message, forwarded to this medium by a civil servant in Anambra State, reads as follows:
“Pls submit a return on these details of staff in your school to Admin Dept PPSSC Awka zonal office as directed by the Executive Governor of Anambra state.
- Voting Ward
- Polling Unit
“Return to be submitted before close of work 2moro 20/02/19.
“Pls acknowledge receipt of this info.
Upon enquiry, ElombahNews was informed that PPSSC stands for “Post Primary School Service Commission”, while “ZDE” stands for “Zonal Directorate of Education”.
“Among many acts of the Governor”, Oranezi said while reacting, “including threats of dismissal of Anambra civil servants that do not vote for President Muhammadu Buhari’s APC, he directed that text messages to be sent to civil servants in the State.”
Dr. Oranezi who noted the above signal was sent to secondary school principals throughout the State, while a similar signal was sent to other civil servants in the State, challenged Gov. Obiano to explain to the public and Anambrarians the purpose of those signals.
Reiterating that any form of electoral fraud is a crime, Dr. Oranezi reminded Gov. Obiano that though he enjoys immunity today, it would be over in a few years.
He also admonished staff of INEC to be careful not to be led into crime by desperate politicians in order not to end up like some of their colleagues who are languishing in prison and disgrace today for electoral crimes.
Dr. Oranezi further urged Anambra civil servants not to yield to Obiano’s threats and acts of intimidation.
He reminded them that they are better off disregarding Obiano than to suffer four more years of deprivation, hardship, lack of vision, and blood-letting under the incompetent APC administration.
Regretting what Anambra State is undergoing today, Oranezi concluded:
“We have heard of billions of Naira from Anambra State treasury already channeled into the APC campaign.
“We have also heard of billions of Naira spent on APGA abandoned Presidential candidate.
“Must Anambra State go under because of election and Obiano?” he asked.