Published On: Sat, Oct 7th, 2017

Mind Your Palace; APC Advises Obi Of Onicha, Others


Our party respectfully but vehemently disagrees with Obi of Onicha,
Igwe Alfred Achebe on the need for him and some other traditional
rulers to join the partisan fray against all laws, moral codes and the
dictates of decency, to the point of instructing Anambra State on
national television to vote for a particular political party.

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We insist that that practice is against all known values and must be
discouraged in the quest to have a conflict-free society.

It is our hope that the security agencies are watching this pronounced
display of indiscretion, unfortunately sponsored with what is left of
Anambra State funds, a state already in N80bn debt for the wrong
choice they made in 2013, under the watch of the same actors.

Anambra State is fully knowledgeable that the constituent powers of
any traditional institution, which revolves around the culture and
tradition begins and ends in its jurisdiction.

Therefore no traditional ruler has any right to tell a community
outside his own what to do with their ballot papers, if at all they
have the right to do so within their communities.

We urge all residents of Anambra State including the cosmopolitan
dwellers in Onicha and all communities whose traditional rulers were
involved in that weekend show of shame to vote for APC, or otherwise
according to their conscience, disregarding intimidation, because gone
are the days when the destiny of Anambra State was stealthily
entrusted into the hands of a few bourgeois, to which desperate power
mongers paid ‘tithes’, landing the state in a ‘zero allocation’
status, until it was liberated in 2003.

Our state shall not go back to Egypt!

On our knees, we plead the concerned, selected Ndi Igwe to disclose
the source of funding or the occasion, and the commercial television
coverage through which that statement that threw caution to the winds
was made.

We commend those respectable traditional rulers who refused to be
drawn into such royal errors, choosing instead the honorable path of
minding their palace, their respective one votes, while praying for
all candidates, in all parties.

Our party knows about the existence of retired businessmen, contesting
in the 2017 governorship elections to further take advantage of
Anambra Local Government Funds, but feel that a young and vibrant
leader on the basis of calling will rescue and secure the future of
Anambra State children better.

Anambra knows about the ambitious attempt to create a CKC (Christ the
King College) Cult, after shockingly silencing some interests that
should otherwise protect the state but also know that when the owner
is awake, the thief stands on an expired mandate.

We restate for the avoidance of doubt that our party and certainly
Anambra State does not subscribe to a non-existent zoning system of
governorship imagined by some politico-businessmen in a party that
claims what they are not.

Similarly, the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999
to which all –rulers and the ruled -are bound, state clearly that the
tenure of any governor is four years.

Therefore, the tenure of the out-going governor of Anambra State
expires on March 16, 2018.There is nothing to complete after this
date, except in the unlikely event of a fresh mandate being conferred
through November 18 elections to a government that has failed on
virtually all its responsibilities.

Has anyone asked those traditional rulers who the elected Local
Government Chairman is in their jurisdiction?
Our party recognizes in both internal and inter-party contests that
Anambra governorship election is a free for all, founded on democratic
principles.

Consequently, we call on Anambra voters to save the state from the
bondage of a few who do not take responsibility for their actions and
vote in Dr Tony Nwoye to return the state to the path of progress.

For: ALL PROGRESSIVES CONGRESS (APC), ANAMBRA STATE CHAPTER

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