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APGA warns Ngige, Soludo

By  Tony Edike

ENUGU—THE All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, yesterday, sent a warning signal to Dr. Chris Ngige, the governorship candidate of the Action Congress, AC, and his Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, counterpart, Professor Charles Soludo over their moves to cause crisis in the Anambra State over the conduct of the 6 February 2010, election.

The ruling party in the state had asked the duo to leave Anambra State alone or face the full wrath of the law, as it would not allow anybody to return the state to the path of anarchy for failing to win the election.

National Chairman of APGA, Chief Victor Umeh, who made this known while reacting to the arrest by the police of some armed youths allegedly sponsored by AC to protest their purported disenfranchisement in the governorship election, also dismissed claims by Ngige and supporters of Soludo that the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, erroneously declared Governor Peter Obi winner of the election, saying Obi met all the constitutional requirements to emerge winner in the election.

He particularly told Ngige that he would be arrested and prosecuted for breaching public peace if he continues to tow the path of crisis in challenging the outcome of the election. He urged security agencies in Anambra to monitor his activities closely to prevent a repeat of the post-election violence that engulfed the state in 2003.

The police in Awka confirmed the arrest of some persons, who identified themselves as members of Disenfranchised Voters Association of Anambra State on their way to INEC office in Awka for demonstration at the weekend and recovered some dangerous weapons from them.


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