APC postpones launch of Anambra gov election marketing campaign Blames APGA for Politically Motivated Killings The All Progressives Congress has po…
APC postpones launch of Anambra gov election marketing campaign Blames APGA for Politically Motivated Killings
The All Progressives Congress has postponed the flag-off of its Anambra governorship marketing campaign scheduled for Saturday [today] in Onitsha, Anambra, State.
The celebration mentioned the choice was to honour victims of varied assaults within the state.
Governorship election holds within the state on November 6.
The governorship candidate, Senator Andy Uba, introduced the postponement in an announcement issued on Saturday in Abuja.
He famous that there had been a number of assaults by gunmen in Anambra over the previous weeks, resulting in destruction of properties and killings.
This, he acknowledged, included the current homicide of Dr. Chike Akunyili, widower of late Dora Akunyili, ex-minister of Info and Communications, amongst others.
“As a mark of respect and honour for all those that have misplaced their lives I, in session with the management of our celebration and marketing campaign council, have determined to cancel the marketing campaign flag-off rally scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021 in Onitsha.
“You’ll all agree with me that our tradition and custom maintain lives sacred.
“It follows, due to this fact, that the protection and preservation of lives of our individuals should always take priority over any political curiosity, actions and or associations.
“I, Sen. Andy Uba, would be the final particular person to sacrifice or play politics with the lives of our individuals. Neither will I enable anyone to take action below my watch,’’ he acknowledged.
He added that like each different well-meaning member of the general public, he had adopted with a lot disappointment and grief, the current unlucky and senseless state of violence and insecurity in Anambra.
“I’ve additionally watched with disdain, apparent breakdown of institutional capability and lack of ability of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA)-led state authorities to deal with safety challenges and stop the state from additional descent into anarchy and chaos.
“My honest condolences to all who’ve misplaced family members within the on-going politically motivated killings in Anambra.
“To `Ndi Anambra’ who’re dwelling in concern of their lives and property on account of the on-going mayhem, I convey you a message of hope.
“Hope in God below whose divine safety as Christians we go about our each day actions; hope in our collective capability and republican nature to withstand all types of evil,’’ he acknowledged.
Uba, nevertheless, charged residents of the state to go about their regular lawful companies, including that they need to be vigilant and take vital precaution to make sure that their lives and property weren’t put in hurt’s manner.
He assured that he would be sure that politically-motivated killings within the state have been dropped at an finish to allow the individuals of Anambra to go about their lawful companies with out concern of any kind. (NAN)
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