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Smear campaign feared against APC Okigwe candidate

23 November 2015, 08:49Emeka Okonkwo

Abuja - Members of the public in Imo State have been alerted to an alleged online account tarnishing the image of the Okigwe senatorial candidate of the All Progressive Congress, Benjamin Uwajumogu.

The Convergence of Okigwe Youths for Human Rights and Good Governance (COYHRGG) has raised the alarm, accusing Samuelson Ikenna Iwuoha of running the so-called Okigwe Unity Forum on Facebook ahead of the rescheduled Okigwe senate election.

Iwuoha has been described as “a well-known psychopath, serial blackmailer, cultist and an ex-convict, who has being in and out of the Nigerian prison, after committing various offences, ranging from, stealing, murder, blackmail and cultism.”

Dr Osita Mgbeahurike, the National President of COYHRGG alleged that one of the senatorial candidates for the Okigwe senate election had hired the services of Iwuoha, to smear the image of his opponents by insulting, casting aspersions on them and distributing pamphlets and flyers designed to discredit and misrepresent them before the general public.

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“This is sequel to the adoption of Lunatic Iwuoha’s 3 million naira proposal, to engage the opponents of the Senatorial candidate, in a character assassination war and propaganda, as well as, the nocturnal meetings they have been holding; first, at Ehime Mbano, chaired by a serving senator in the state and secondly, at Okigwe, in a meeting chaired by a senatorial candidate,” alleged Mgbeahurike.

‘’It is regrettable and shameful that an Okigwe son who is seeking to be elected into the Nigerian Senate or a serving Senator will out of desperation for power toe the line of Samuelson Iwuoha or even associate with criminality, drug peddling, cultism, unethical behaviors, personality brigandage and character assassination which Ikenna Samuelson Iwuoha represents.”

Mgbeahurike said COYHRGG therefore wished to inform members of the public to be on the alert.

The officials urged senatorial candidates of various political parties in Okigwe to exhibit high level of morality and good conduct in the pursuit for Okigwe senate seat.

“The general public is, hereby, advised to ignore the propaganda and spurious allegations of desperate individuals who have since failed to understand that the era of propaganda is long gone.”

- CAJ News

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