Refusal of Campaign Venue: APC urges members in Aniocha South not to be provoked
By Charles Kumolu
The APC in Aniocha South have urged members not take the law into their hands in the face of what it described as provocations by the PDP over alleged denial of campaign venues.
The party in a statement by the Director of Media and Publicity of Izu Agafiena Campaign Organisation, Mr. Nnamdi Ofonye called the attention of security agencies in the state to what it termed as provocative acts of the PDP in the local government.
The statement reads: ‘’We want to draw the attention of the good people of Aniocha South, the security agencies and all critical stakeholders of this local government to the primitive and obsolete politics which the PDP has shamefully engaged in. They have deployed that manner of politics against our party in the council area.
“As announced and publicised widely, every necessary and legal means of securing a venue was taken which was at the same time secured after payment of all monies requested by the authorities. We paid N55,000 to secure Ani Nshi Primary School for the event.
“It was surprising that after securing the approval, the party was later denied access to the facility by the headmaster of the school, saying that the instruction was from above but failed to mention who the above is.
“We also believe that they are desperately trying to provoke us into taking laws into our hands which will lead to total breakdown of law and order, a situation that gives them leverage to perpetuate evil plans. As a party that believes in the rule of law, we will follow the normal legal means to seek redress over this unwarranted provocation. We want to call on all our teeming supporters not to be provoked.”
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