- Ahead of the election, the governorship candidate of the Accord Party in Imo has raised alarm over plans to deploy thugs into the state
- According to Ikedi Ohakim, over 50,000 thugs have been booked to cause unrest and violate electoral processes during the governorship elections in the state
- The AP candidate also said many candidates in the elections are not preparing for election but for war
The Imo state governorship candidate of the Accord Party (AP), Ikedi Ohakim, has said that over 50,000 thugs would be coming into the state ahead of the forthcoming governorship and House of Assembly elections holding on Saturday, March 9.
Ohakim made this revelation in Owerri during a meeting with some of the traditional rulers in the state at the Eze Imo palace of Samuel Ohiri, Vanguard reports.
Ohakim, who was also the former governor of the state, said he had noticed many of the candidates were planning on using thugs to have their way in the elections.
He added that those whose motive was to disrupt the electoral process with thugs will have themselves to blame.
The AP governorship candidate said if elected, he would make the state prosperous by attending to key areas like the health sector, electricity, water supply and education.
He said: “Today, I have the required programme experience to hit the ground running. I will clean Imo State. Look at the southwest, what I will do is put down a blueprint so that any government that comes will follow it.
“When I was going out, I handed over a master document plan to develop Imo state to Okorocha and if Okorocha had used the document, Imo State would have been a state with the best economy in the country.
“There is serious tension in the state. Some of the contestants are not preparing for election but for war. About 50,000 thugs will be housed to do the biddings of their masters..."
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Imo state governor, Rochas Okorocha, on Sunday, March 3, said that President Muhammadu Buhari is unaware of his recent suspension from the All Progressives Congress (APC) by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party.
Okorocha, who accused the national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole, of high handedness, said President Buhari is too decent to be part of the lawlessness in the party.
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