BreakingNews 27/11/13 - Nwoye may join APC; Gov. Obi aide warns INEC to watch Ngige

 [ Masterweb Reports: Emmanuel Uzor reports ] - Fresh fact has emerged that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in Anambra State, Comrade Tony Nwoye, may join the All Progressives Congress (APC), following some nocturnal meetings between him and the party. A source close to Nwoye’s campaign organisation, who pleaded anonymity, disclosed that Nwoye is on the verge of dumping the PDP for APC where he is slated to contest for the House of Representatives election in 2015. It was gathered that Nwoye’s move to APC is a result of overtures by Senator Chris Ngige, ahead of the 2015 presidential poll.
“Ngige had been able to convince Nwoye that he was not wanted in PDP by citing events before, during and after the November election,” he stated.
Ngige was reported to have reminded Nwoye how the president refused to raise his hand at the rally, shortly before the election and also how the PDP national leadership had maintained a different position from Nwoye’s on the outcome of the November 16 Anambra election.
In a related development, the Special Adviser to Governor Peter Obi on Media, Mr. Valentine Obienyem, has called on INEC to watch Senator Ngige closely, as Anambra State voters go to the poll on Saturday for the supplementary governorship election.
Obienyem said the activities of the APC candidate in the election offered homework for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) towards concluding the poll. Obienyem said his observation was hinged on the disinformation campaign being mounted by Ngige against INEC and the conduct of the election.
“For us in Anambra State, we are familiar with Ngige’s politics of revisionism; we have gotten used to his penchant for transferred aggression each time he loses an election. Till today Ngige has not accepted that he lost the 2003 governorship election. He does not accept that in 2010, Mr. Peter Obi beat him again in the governorship poll. Would it not be asking too much of the same man to accept that he has lost this third attempt at the governorship? It is therefore, very important that the officials of INEC understand where he is coming from.
“This insight is necessary to understanding Ngige’s vicious propaganda against those he seeks to blame his defeat at the November 16 election on.”
Obienyem maintained that since the APC candidate was insisting to be privy to secrets about the governorship election, he should be watched closely by the INEC and security agents, as the supplementary election takes place.
“Ngige should be assisting the security agencies now with explanations on the alarm raised by his campaign Organisation before the election that NYSC and army uniforms were being sewn in the state. Where and how did he discover this development, if it was not a ruse? How did he know that these outfits were to be used to rig election? What was his party chieftain El-Rufai doing in Anambra on the day of the election? If there were irregularities in the November 16 poll, did it not follow that the APC whose members were arrested in Owerri for related offences was the party trying to subvert the electoral process?
“Given the implications of the above, INEC will do well to consider every misinformation by Ngige on the conduct of the November 16 poll as a clue to planned rigging of the supplementary election by desperate politicians like Ngige.”
*Photo Caption - Tony Nwoye
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