Group uncovers plot to redeploy Anambra INEC REC, rig Anambra polls
Fingers Malami, Sen. Andy Uba
A Coalition of Youth groups in Anambra State, Concerned Anambra Youths for Good Governance has raised alarm over alleged plots to rig the upcoming Anambra State governorship election.
The group fingered the All Progressive Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Sen. Andy Uba and the Attorney General of Federation (AGF), Mr. Abubakar Malami.
The group’s spokesperson, Mazi Emeka Ikechukwu disclosed this to ElombahNews on Friday.
According to Mazi Ikechukwu, the plot is to redeploy the State Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Resident Electoral Commissioner to pave way for a REC that is loyal to APC.
This, he said, is to rig the election in favour of the party.
The spokesperson stated that information available to it from credible sources has it that there is a high powered move to redeploy INEC REC in Anambra State.
He said the party sees the Commissioner as a stumbling block towards it’s unholy and inordinate desire to take over power through the backdoor.
The group claimed that Sen. Andy Uba is unelectable in a free and fair election as he lost his bid to return to Senate after he was defeated in his polling booth by a relatively young, unknown party.
Ikechukwu alleged that in 2007, Andy Uba, using Federal might, rigged Anambra election so brazenly that the number of votes with which he won was more than the number of registered voters.
He said: “Ndi Anambra must be awake to resist any plans by the APC to rig in Andy Uba.
“Any plans to use any group to cause security issues that will pave way for the deployment of the military in Anambra State to intimidate Anambra voters will be resisted.”
The group recalled that in the last general election Kano State was in the verge of loosing to the opposition until the Federal Government using INEC and security agencies thwarted the will of the people.
Same scenario, it said, also played out in Rivers State but for the determination of the people to resist the military which were deployed and used to rig the election.
The group, therefore, calls on the National Chairman of INEC to remain steadfast and unswayed as the loyalty of the Commission must be to the people of Nigeria.
It urged him to resist any plans by the APC to usurp the independence of the electoral commission in the forthcoming Anambra election.
Finally, the group called on Anambra youth, women, religious and traditional rulers, president generals of the various town Unions to be awake and ensure that the alleged plan of APC to turn Anambra State to Imo State becomes futile.