APC Has Postponed The Gubernatorial Election Campaign In Anambra
Sen. Andy Uba, the party’s gubernatorial candidate, announced the postponement on Saturday in Abuja.
By Omotayo Olutekunbi
In honor of victims of different assaults in the state, the APC has postponed the flag-off of its Anambra governorship campaign slated for Saturday in Onitsha, Anambra.
On November 6, the state will conduct a governorship election.
Sen. Andy Uba, the gubernatorial contender, announced the delay in an Abuja statement on Saturday.
He stated that gunmen had carried out many assaults in Anambra in recent weeks, resulting in the damage of property and the deaths of people.
He mentioned the recent assassination of Dr Chike Akunyili, widower of late Dora Akunyili, ex-Minister of Information and Communications, among other things.
“As a mark of respect and honour for all those who have lost their lives I, in consultation with the leadership of our party and campaign council, have decided to cancel the campaign flag-off rally scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021 in Onitsha.
“You will all agree with me that our culture and tradition hold lives sacred.
“It follows, therefore, that the safety and preservation of lives of our people must at all times take precedence over any political interest, activities and or associations.
“I, Sen. Andy Uba, will be the very last person to sacrifice or play politics with the lives of our people. Neither will I allow anybody to do so under my watch,’’ he stated.
He went on to say that, like every other well-intentioned citizen, he had been following the recent terrible and thoughtless state of violence and instability in Anambra with great regret and anguish.
“I have also watched with disdain, obvious breakdown of institutional capacity and inability of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA)-led state government to address security challenges and prevent the state from further descent into anarchy and chaos.
“My sincere condolences to all who have lost loved ones in the on-going politically motivated killings in Anambra.
“To `Ndi Anambra’ who are living in fear of their lives and property as a result of the on-going mayhem, I bring you a message of hope.
“Hope in God under whose divine protection as Christians we go about our daily activities; hope in our collective capacity and republican nature to resist all forms of evil,’’ he stated.
Residents of the state, on the other hand, were urged to go about their usual lawful business, while also being attentive and taking appropriate precautions to ensure that their lives and property were not jeopardized.
He promised that he will put a stop to politically driven killings in the state, allowing Anambra residents to go about their legitimate business without fear of reprisal.
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