Abuja - The Anambra post-election tensions continued on Thursday with the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) accusing the All People's Congress (APC) of perpetrating violence and ensuring the atmosphere was not conducive to hold a free and fair poll.
"The arraignment in court of the 182 armed thugs imported into Anambra by the APC to cause mayhem and disrupt the elections has justified PDP's earlier commendation to security agencies for providing adequate security and the enabling environment to ensure that election held peacefully and without violence in spite of the plan by the APC to turn the state into a theatre of war and bloodshed," stated PDP National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh.
He alleged such acts of violence displayed the APC had realized it would not win any election, particularly the 2015 poll, if it were held under conducive conditions.
"APC having discovered that it will lose in 2015, has hatched a heavily funded plot to use the instrumentality of blackmail, lies and propaganda to discredit the electoral system and cause massive uprising immediately after the 2015 general elections. The APC is a party of desperate politicians who are now deeply pained that Nigerians have rejected them. It is on record that APC since its formation has not won any election be it at the local, state or national level," Metuh stated.
While the winner of the governorship election had not been announced, it appeared neither of the two parties were on course to win. Preliminary results showed All Progressives Grand Alliance candidate, Willie Obiano,
had the lead with more than 170 000 votes, followed by PDP's Tony Nwoye securing about 95 000 votes. Chris Ngige of APC had 92 300 votes.
- CAJ News