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Politics of Friday, 10 November 2023


APC tackles PDP’s rigging allegations against Uzodimma

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The ruling All Progressives Congress on Friday said there was no iota of truth in the allegation of the Peoples Democratic Party that Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State plans to rig Saturday’s election.

The rebuttal is coming in the wake of an appeal for the Independent National Electoral Commission to disqualify the APC candidate in Imo for allegedly sponsoring a video against the PDP candidate, Sam Anyanwu, in a bid to mislead the electorate.

The appeal was made in a statement issued by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba.

A viral video circulating on social media on Thursday claimed that Anyanwu had collapsed his structure and asked his supporters to vote for Uzodimma in Saturday’s governorship poll.

Ologunagba, who described the video as fake, berated the Imo State governor for allegedly resorting to such an underhand strategy to gain an undue advantage.

Reacting to the PDP’s claim, the National Publicity Secretary of APC, Felix Morka, described the allegation as the ‘latest advertisement of crass irresponsibility’ by the opposition PDP.

His reaction was contained in a statement titled ‘Re: Fake Video – Your fear of Governor Hope Uzodinma’s popularity won’t stop his re-election.’

Morka disclosed that the PDP based its call on a concocted allegation, saying neither Uzodimma nor the APC has an input in the viral video clip breeding the bad blood.

He said, “To be crystal clear, neither Governor Uzodimma nor our great party had any hand in making or procuring the making of that video. Our governor and party have been hard at work campaigning to persuade the good Imo electorate to renew our mandate to have any interest or time for such a piece of frivolous and unhelpful propaganda.

“At the end of any credible investigation into the video’s origins, we will not be shocked to discover that it was a malicious creation of the PDP in a calculated but futile attempt to smear Governor Uzodimma and our party, exactly as this baseless and senseless allegation sought to do.

“Clearly, the unmatched track record and popularity of our candidate makes the PDP quiver in desperate panic. We are confident that no last-minute antics of the PDP will deter the good people of Imo State who are poised to reelect our governor to finish the good work he has started.”