The Abia state governorship re-run election is scheduled to be conducted in nine local government areas on April 25, Saturday.
While the people get ready for Saturday’s re-run election, some residents of the affected areas are already being intimidated and threatened.
Some Abia residents woke up this morning to find a coffin at a particular junction.
The coffin had an inscription warning them not to go against a particular group’s interest in the governorship re-run election or risk losing their lives.
The Abia state governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Ayim Nyerere, had petitioned the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) citing the alleged rigging that characterised the April 11 governorship election.
According to him, there was no governorship election in the state and what transpired was a rigging competition between the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
He described the April 11 contest as a show of desperation by the PDP and APGA who wanted to outsmart each other in a massive rigging exercise.
Five political parties that participated in the April 11, 2015, governorship and House of Assembly elections in Abia state had rejected the entire exercise and called for its total cancellation, asking that a re-run election be organized by the INEC.