Obidigwe, APGA rep candidate cries out over attack on agent
Some political thugs who suspected who were terrorizing the agents of Anambra East/West House pf Representatives candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Comrade Chinedu Obidigwe at Nsugbe ward in Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra stated yesterday abandoned their shuttle bus near a polling station in the area and took to their heels when they discovered that a combined team of security forces were closing in on them.
The thugs who were believed to have been sponsored by certain political parties, had invaded the town during the voting exercise and beat up APGA agents working for Obidigwe in a bid to scare his supporters but as they were visiting one polling station or the other, a combined security forces comprising the police, civil defence, federal road safety commission and the Nigerian Navy who came into town to monitor the exercise, met them on their way to one of the polling units and fired a warning shot and they abandoned their shuttle bus and dispersed.
A police team later arrived the scene after the combined security forces had left and towed the shuttle bus away.
However, apart from the Nsugbe scenario, the exercise went peaceful in most other parts of Anambra state monitored, particularly in the commercial city of Onitsha where people turned out en masse to cast their votes.
At the Christ the King College, CKC, Onitsha, where Hon. Lynda Ikpeazu, the Peoples Democratic Party candidate for House of Representatives in for Onitsha North and South constituency voted in her Odoakpu ward, accreditation and voting started about 9.22 a.m., more than one hours behind the 8. a.m. schedule.
Speaking to newsmen shortly after voting in their various wards, Ikpeazu described the exercise as peaceful, while Obidigwe who voted at his Enugu Otu Aguleri ward said there was not need for do-or-die exercise as according to him, it is left for the electorate to decide who they want to represent them.
He confirmed the report that his agents were being attacked at Nsugbe by other political opponents and their thugs.
Governor Willie Obiano who also voted at 10.20 a.m at his Aguleri ward, urged all the electorate to ensure that they voted for all the candidates of their choice.
Anambra state Com missioner for Information, C. Don Adinuba who also voted in his Ihiala ward, described the exercise as very peaceful and orderly as the 2017 governorship election in the state.