Raymond Ozoji, Awka
Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the November 18th Anambra governorship elections, Dr.Tony Nwoye, has issued a note of warning to the supporters of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and supporters of other candidates from other political parties to desist forthwith from destroying and defacing his election posters across the state.
Nwoye who described such act as atavistic and barbaric noted that no one had monopoly of violence. He said he would not join issues with those he termed his political enemies who went about removing his campaign posters from public glare, adding that he was not perturbed by their machinations as posters were an indication that he was contesting in the election.
Nwoye who spoke to the reporter through the Director-General of his campaign organisation Hon.Victor Ezenwa at the weekend in Awka, explained further that destruction of election posters and campaign materials was a common practice, pointing out that having posters and billboards all over the places would not endear one to the people.
He said that they would declare a poster war on those perpetrating the dastardly act such that they would continue to replace the posters as their antagonists destroy them. He stressed that they would re-double their efforts in the production and replacement of posters and other election materials as soon as they were defaced by his antagonists .
Nwoye however maintained that he would not join issues with the perpetrators, instead he would concentrate on his goal of taking over the government house come November 18th, 2017, as his primary concern was to frontally tackle youth unemployment in Anambra state.
Meanwhile, Director of Logistics of Dr. Tony Nwoye’s Campaign Organisation, Barr. Hycinth Nweke, said that such acts were done by charlatans working for opposition parties. Nweke stated that the essence of posters was merely for identification and it doesnt guarantee victory at the polls.
Nweke, who was commissioner for agriculture, youths and sports as well as chief of staff under Dr. Chris Ngige’s administration, noted that they discovered it was APGA supporters who allegedly defaced and destroyed the posters that bear Dr.Tony Nwoye’s image.
He said despite the destruction of Nwoye’s election posters, Nwoye remains unbeatable in the forthcoming governorship elections and would deliver Anambra state from the shackles of bad governance and maladministration.