APC, APGA, at war over destruction of billboards


Supporters of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) Imo State chapter are currently spoiling for war over the alleged destruction of billboards of their various parties.

Daily Times observed at the weekend that a good number of APGA governorship candidate, Captain Emmanuel Iheanacho’s billboards in the state have been damaged by supporters of APC.

The APGA supporter’s could not hold their anger and went all out in vengeance to destruct the bill boards with Governor Rochas Okorcha’s inscription.

Addressing a press conference in Owerri at the weekend, Captain Iheanacho said that he could no longer prevent his supporters from retaliating from destroying all billboards belonging to Governor Okorocha of APC in the state.

Iheanacho disclosed that he paid the sum of N2million to the Owerri Capital Development Authority (OCDA), to mount his billboards and posters in the state, stressing that there was no law permitting only the incumbent governor to erect his bill boards.

Former Interior Minister alleged that the action of APC supporters was out of fear since Okorocha had only improvised the people of the state in the last four years.

Capt. Iheanacho on Sunday led his supporters to the police headquarters Owerri to register their protest on the alleged destruction of his bill boards and posters in the state.

Reacting at a media briefing on Sunday, the Director – General Rochas Campaign Organization, Chief Iheukwumere Alaribe described APGA and its governorship candidate as being inconsequential to the forthcoming polls in the state.

“If Iheanacho made Okorocha in 2011 as he claimed, he should make himself in 2015. As a matter of fact, we are not worried over Iheanacho or APGA. We have nothing to fear their wicked machinations and nothing to gain from their kindness, if they have any such capacity. As far Governor Rochas Okorocha’s re-election is concerned, Iheanacho and APGA are totally inconsequential and lack capacity to influence the outcome of the election positively or even negatively”.

He that maintained that APC in the state is not in any way perturbed by the level of support Ihenacho and APGA may enjoy in any part of the state, but is ‘worried by the seeming determination of APGA not to play by the rules of the same’.

According to him, APC in the state is determined to have a decent campaign, free of violence and mudslinging; a free and fair election devoid of intimidation or any manifestation of rascality.

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