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Anambra Election Debate Cheating: Ubah Asks Obiano to Drop Out of Governorship Race



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Dr. Ifeanyi Patrick Ubah, the one of the candidates for the Anambra state November 16, 2013 gubernatorial election has called on Mr. Willie Obiano to, as a matter of decency, hide his head in shame and drop out of the race.
Ubah, the Labour Party (LP) flag-bearer in a media statement of Saturday November 2, called on Obiano, his All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) counterpart to withdraw from the governorship campaign and election for cheating at the debate organized for some of the election contestants in Awka on Friday.  All the debaters had received the unequivocal instruction from the organizers of the debate not to enter with prepare text and that to read from a prepared document during the debate would be treated as cheating as the debaters were supposed to speak off heart.
Towards the end of the debate, Ubah himself caught Obiano flouting the rules of the game by reading his answers from a prepared text which he kept hidden from peoples’ view. Ubah, an action man and as a stickler for the rules, walked up to Obiano’s lectern, brought out the prepared notes from him and exposed the fraud.  
Ubah said that the standard instruction that nobody should enter or read from prepared notes was totally and fraudulently flouted by somebody who wants to be a Anambra state Governor. Ubah has condemned this cheating and has called on the people of Anambra state to vow that such a person who have no respect for rules should not be allowed to be Governor of Anambra state. He said that cheating is cheating and that anybody who will cheat in small matters will also cheat in great ones.
Beyond all else, he has called on Obiano himself to, in the name of decency, immediately drop out from the race if he has any sense of shame. Then, according to Ubah, Obiano should beg the people of the state for forgiveness for having disgraced them by cheating during the debate. “If a man who claimed to have been a top-flight banker has no integrity,  then he is not worthy to be a state governor. Nigeria has arrived at the level where those who aspire to leadership positions must show good examples and be totally above board. But what Obiano did is to corrupt the youths by giving them a terrible example”, Ubah added.. 

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