ByÂ Ehis Osajie
AWKAâ€”All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, Anambra State Chapter,Â hasÂ frowned at the lawlessness being exhibited by some interest groups in the last governorship election in the State , appealing to those who feel cheated to go to court.
The State Chairman of the party, Mr.Mike Kwentoh sounded this warning in a statementÂ made available to the press yesterday in Awka.
According to the party chieftain,Â â€œThe All progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, Anambra State Chapter frowns at the attitude of some candidates that lost the election. We had earlier commended the peaceful conduct of the February 6 gubernatorial election in the State and our candidate, Mr. Peter Obi on emerging the winner. We commend the candidates that have conceded victory.
“However, we are appalled at the interception of buses loaded with some protesters, who were headed to the office of INEC in the morning of 11th of February, 2010. Though they said they were protesting their disenfranchisement by INEC, they were curiously carrying fuel and lighters.â€
While calling on the Police to investigate and get to the root of the matter, KwentohÂ appealsÂ to any dissatisfied candidate to go to court and ventilate his grievances rather than engage in lawlessness.
His words: â€œWe recall that in the November of 2004, that the entire patrimony of Anambra State were burnt down in what is now referred to as â€œMayhem of 2004â€, we do not wish our StateÂ to experience that again. The foregoing is most pathetic against the background that the election has been adjudged by over 99% of the people as fair and peaceful, barring some administrative lapses by INEC, which evidently affected all the candidates.â€
The party boss calls â€œon the governor to view the current threat to the prevailing peace in the State seriously and to liaise with security agents to avoid any relapse to anarchy as some people appear to be desperately rooting for.â€