Nnewi—The All Progressives Congress, APC, Campaign Council for the November 18 Anambra governorship election has blasted the All Progressive Grand Alliance, APGA, over insinuations of a fracas on the sideline of last weekend’s APC campaign flag off.
Citing Police reports, which said the fracas was not politically related, the APC campaign council said it was regrettable that the APGA-led government would use such an incident that led to loss of lives for propaganda.
The Campaign Council equally commended Ndi Anambra for their turnout, saying the party and its candidate have become the platform to change the maladministration in the state.
The campaign council also thanked the presidency, APC governors and the party leadership for putting up a strong showing at the flag-off.
Chairman, Media Sub-Committee of the council, Mr. Nonso Madu, who noted the release from Public Relations Officer, Anambra State Police Command, ASP Nkeiruka Nwode, said nothing untoward was recorded during the entire duration of the flag off.
He said: “We were shocked to hear that there was fracas during the flag off. We can tell you on good authority that there was no iota of truth in such rumour. APC had a very peaceful flag off campaign and we challenge anybody in doubt to investigate.
“However, for those still in doubt, the statement from the Anambra Police Command settled it.
According to the statement, the incident involving the Police and a driver happened far away from the venue of the flag off. And it even happened after the campaign event had ended.
“Linking the incident with APC flag off must be a campaign of calumny from political opponents that were stunned by the crowd at the venue of the flag off.
“We make bold to say that in the history of political campaigns ahead of next month’s governorship election, no party recorded the large crowd that graced the APC flag off.
“We were quick to notice the hand of agents of the state government in pushing the narrative linking our rally to the fracas. We were not surprised because it is the same government that has pushed the fiction of exporting yams, vegetables without making any genuine efforts in impacting the agricultural sector.
“The government would use anything, including the death of Ndi Anambra, to push its propaganda. The turnout was unprecedented. The crowd point to the fact that Ndi Anambra have accepted the APC. They want to be connected to the centre instead of being in opposition.
“We urge them to continue with such spirit until Tony Nwoye wrestles power from the incumbent.”
The Nwoye campaign spokesperson also commended the Presidency for sending a delegation led by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, to the flag off, assuring that Anambra will soon join the centre.
“The delegation from the presidency should be enough signal that APC is good to go. The crowd was equally a good indication to the presidency’s delega-tion that Ndi Anambra are now for APC.”