“This document contains the facts of the horse trading between Tony Nwoye and Chief Arthur Eze with a design to mortgage the future of Anambra State. Sir, it might surprise you that the said Billionaire had entered into a written agreement with Tony Nwoye to fund his campaign to the tune of Five Hundred Million Naira in exchange for 30 per cent of the state internally generated revenue and slot for 20 commissioners in his cabinet if elected as Governor of the State in the forthcoming Gubernatorial elections in the State, an allegation that deserve thorough investigation as the said sum is in great disparity with the provisions of the amended 2015 electoral act which is still in force.
“It is also bothersome that there is an existing relationship between the current Governor of Anambra State Dr Willy Obiano and Chief Arthur Ezewhich invariably suffice an attempt for Arthur Eze and Tony Nwoye to negotiate the State out to the incumbent Governor as it is obvious that a Chief Arthur Eze who is handling an Airport construction project that runs into billions of Naira by the state be the sponsor of APC candidate; this calls for questions as it Is glaring that the funds from that project is to be used in ensuring the eventual emergence of a weaker candidate for the major opposition party APC as a means for soft landing for the incumbent’s second term bid. This has a traceable antecedent as the same Arthur Eze claimed to have bankrolled Nwoye’s election 4 years ago when he was in PDP, this was despite long term legal battle over forged tax clearance which lasted till a few days to the election before the court of appeal delivered judgement in his favour after his billionaire godfather had spent so much on the tussle; all this he did as a friend to Tony Nwoye.
“Sadly we wish to reiterate on the bothersome report we received from our Anambra chapter of the Coalition of Civil Society Groups on the huge sum of money that was transacted to one of Tony Nwoye’s bank account in week of the primary elections held at Awka the capital of the state, the said money was meant to prosecute the Primary elections in Nwoye’sfavour. As a two years member of the House of Representatives the amount of money spent cannot be correlated to his current status and thus a need for an inquiry becomes imperative so as to forestall future occurrences as it contravenes the electoral act on funding of electioneering.
“There was another fundamental observation on the issues of delegate swap which reflect the highest level of electoral fraud as funds was used. It is shameful that 2013 delegate list was approved for the election when most of the names have decamped and some dead; but in the bid to further their heinous plans they went ahead to adopt a 4000 delegates list that they claimed was intact which however led to the flooding of the primary with APGA imposter recruited as delegates of APC a party that encourages credible elections; handed with fake identity cards by the Incumbent Governor and the said APC candidate (Nwoye), this made a mockery of APC as it watched the plans of incumbent hatched in her own nest, the smooth emergence of Nwoye was a complete game plan of his Godfather Chief Arthur Eze and the Incumbent which infringed on the rights of some authentic delegates of APC.
“This was achieved through an agreement between Nwoye and the incumbent as consummated by the sponsor Chief Arthur Eze. An indication of their intentions as played out in the whole process.In all confidence we gather from our report that the Governor gave a standing order to the Local Government Caretaker Chairmen to produce 2000 people across the state that were used as delegates in the APC primary elections, the ID cards were produced at apopular shopping mall in area 10, Abuja . We shall oblige detailed evidences on request. Our state chapter was informed by an insider of a telephone conversation between the Governor and his friend Chief Arthur Eze; thanking him for delivering on his promise and assured the completion of the job on 11th November 2017 that is the election proper. This of course calls for worry as a people’s right have impugned upon.
“While there was highly visible electoral malpractice, there is an attempt to undermine the integrity of the party (APC) as the corrupt process that brought the candidate has evident display of huge transfer of cash for the process thus monetizing the whole process in an era of a nation’s effort in the fight against corruption, on the other hand it was noted that Nwoye’smen in his PDP days are in the incumbent’s kitchen cabinet and that some Governor Obiano’s group members are found around him (Nwoye) to ensure the judicious use of all funds made available by him. There was also high rate of anti-party activities by some APC leaders of the state and National that should be investigated; we reliably gathered that a particular leader of the party with ambition for governorship in future aided in playing down stronger candidates to make room for a weaker candidate that will easily compromise the process to pave way for him after Governor Obiano’s second term in a deal they had both agreed upon. It was indeed a harvest of personal interest.
“It is known overtime that APC as a party have tried to achieve free fair and credible elections devoid of monetisation as dominant in the recently concluded Primary elections for Anambra APC and if unchecked will lead the way to the party’s total collapse most especially in the southeast zone which will spell doom for the party in their future engagements politically we urge the relevant security agencies to arrest and prosecute Chief Arthur Eze for his Diezani Alison Madueke loots respectively which makes him to boost in the 2015 general election that he will use his ill-gotten wealth to defeat President Muhamadu Buhari in favour of former president Goodluck Jonathan.”
The group said, “As loyal members of the APC who participated in the last gubernatorial primaries of our dear state, we write to call for review of the process that produced Tony Nwoye as the candidate of the party in the forth coming November election.
“We don’t need somebody that doesn’t have working experience apart from been NANS President. Our dream candidate is one that is grounded and that has genuine interest of the party at heart, somebody that has working experience that can consolidate on what Mr. President is doing in the centre. We can’t afford to be left out of central government this time around again. South East States need APC and Anambra state cannot be left out in the wind of change.”