By Chimaobi Nwaiwu
A group of 326 former Councillorship candidates on the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA who was substituted before the 2014 local government elections have vowed to take their pound of flesh from the party in the forthcoming election.
The aggrieved former councillorship candidates under the aegis of Aggrieved Councillors Association said they had perfected plans to pay back their enemies who frustrated their election in 2014.
The Director General of the group, Chief Chuks Benson Anaje boasted in an interview in Awka that they have control of the political terrain in Anambra and will support a virgin candidate on an agreement that there will be credible council polls in Anambra where councillors will be democratically elected to represent their various wards to assuage their grievances.
“The association said they are discussing with Dr. Stephen Obiora Mbah, the PRP candidate in the state who has assured them that he will never fail them as was the case in the past.
Anaje disclosed that the group was formed after January 11, 2014, local government election in the State which he said was manipulated by the immediate past administration in the state. “They handpicked their friends and relations, installed them in offices as councillors without recourse to the contestants, thereby making us look like fools, this time around we will make them fools by working against their respective candidates.
“They denied us of testing our popularity in our various wards, defrauded us of our hard earned money because we paid N50,000 each in order to procure our forms from the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, and we also spent a lot of money in building our campaigns.
“The golden moment had come for the members to pay their perceived enemies in their own coin by voting the right person into power, this is payback time, and we will not spare them, we will disgrace them out of office and ensure that the candidates they are fronting fail.