Ahead of the 2019 general elections, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Abia State, Dr. Uchechukwu Ogah, has frowned at the deliberate destruction of his campaign billboards and posters by some people believed to be agents of the Abia State government.
Ogah described the act as barbaric and cowardly, warning the perpetrators to desist from such act as he was ready to deal decisively with anyone caught in the wicked act.
The APC chieftain made this known in a statement issued by his Media Aide, Great Imo Jonathan, and forwarded to DAILY POST on Thursday.
According to the statement, “I believe that election is about the contest of ideas and the opportunity to present the people with a program of action on how to better their lives and that of their generations yet unborn. Those who seek to lead must have the confidence to face public scrutiny amidst contending ideas.
“In the light of the above, I am asking the failed PDP government in Abia State to challenge the All Progressives Congress in Abia State based on their records of performance and allow free contest devoid of intimidation or harassment to enable Ndi Abia to make their choices without fear of molestation.
“I assured the PDP and their failed administration in Abia State that the party and merriment is over. From now on, any act of intimidation by the PDP in the state, the government and their agents will be severely retaliated within the confines of the law.
“All Abians are hereby encouraged to report any act of intimidation, harassment or molestation in any part of Abia state to Dr. Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah’s Campaign Office and the appropriate response will follow.
“It is no longer going to be business as usual. All Abians are equal stakeholders in the state and they can no longer be made strangers in their own affairs. They must be allowed the freedom of choice that they deserve to choose between the failed diabolical PDP government that have looted our state to waste and the deliverable action plan of the APC.
“All Progressives Congress members in Abia State and other members of the Abia public are hereby encouraged to report anybody in their locality who dares to harass them or to tamper with Dr. Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah/President Buhari’s posters or Dr. Uchechukwu Sampson Ogah/ Rt Hon Martins Azubuike’s posters and other campaign materials. We promise to ensure that such actions are severely punished and any individual or groups involved brought to justice.”