By Nwafor Sunday
The National coordinator APGA Media Warriors Forum, Evang Chinedu Obigwe, has condemned the well orchestrated blackmail that trailed the Nigerian Army medical outreach in Ozubulu, adding that the quick response of Governor Willie Obiano’s led administration and the professional treatment used to saturate the situation was commendable.
In a press release he made available to newsmen, Obigwe blamed the opposition parties for the false alarm that created panic in the minds of the people over the military medical outreach exercise.
His words “Anambra opposition parties are only interested in using the security agents to rig the forthcoming November 18th election hence the reason why they don’t want them to be seen as harmless friends of the people”, he said.
Recall that Nigerian Soldiers were accused of forcefully injecting monkey pox to pupils in various schools in the bid to exercising their medical responsibilities of Operation Python Dance 11. An allegation well disproved and denied by the Nigerian Army yesterday.
However, Obigwe commended the swift response of Governor Obiano’s administration that helped to douse the tension in the State, added that the Governor lived up to the expectations of the people of the State with his professional actions.
Obigwe also said that the medical outreach initiated by the military in fulfillment of their social responsibility deserves commendations.
He called for thorough investigation to unmask those behind the misinformation that the military medical outreach exercise was to spread the dreaded monkey pox disease in the State which hitherto had claimed the lives of two pupils from the exercise.
Speaking further Obigwe said, “Fishing the culprits out and prosecuting them before the law Court will serve as a deterrent to false rumour peddlers.
“In view of the forthcoming November 18th election, it is necessary that security measures are in place to checkmate false alarm in the State to enable electorates to come out en mass on the Election Day to exercise their democratic franchise without fear of molestation”, he said.
The National Coordinator APGA Media Warriors Forum cautioned opposition parties who might be related with the blackmail and charged them to play good politics rather playing irresponsible opposition games channeled incessantly to blackmail the working administration of Governor Obiano to score cheap political points against him.
He said “what the oppositions want to achieve with their latest blackmail was to create fear in the minds of the electorates, so that on Election Day the people of the State will be afraid to resist their rigging plot.”
Obigwe advised law abiding people of the State to see security agents as their friends saddled with the responsibility of protecting them and not to harm them.
He also advised them to get ready to troop out en mass on November 18th to use their voters card to appreciate the good works of Governor Obiano in the State.
He described Governor Obiano as a good shepherd that is taking good care of his sheep’s, adding that the people of the State will shame his opponents coming November 18th.