By Cyril Nwokafor
With defeat staring the All Progressives Grand Alliance in the face, the Anambra People’s Mandate Movement has discovered attempts by Governor Willie Obiano and Professor Chukwuma Soludo to bribe the Independent National Electoral Commission with the sum of 10billion Naira to rig the election in its favor.
“We uncovered that the deal which was assigned to the duo of Primus Odili, Obiano’s Chief of Staff and Chinedu Obidigiwe, member representing Anambra East and West Federal Constituency has an aide to the INEC National Chairman and a key officer in INEC’s office in Anambra as key players in this scheme”.
However, the idea was allegedly broached by Odili to Obiano who immediately involved Obidigiwe despite Odili’s protestations. Obidigiwe immediately arranged a meeting between him, Odili and the aide to the National Chairman of INEC who immediately asked for the sum of 15 billion but settled for 10 billion after a session of hard bargaining in a popular hotel in Utako.
It was revealed that Governor Obiano had also decided to involve a lady working with INEC at the state level, the lady who hails from Nando had been influential in Obiano’s 21/21 magic in 2017 as well as bringing Soludo into the picture only last week asking Soludo to shop for 5 billion which will be given as initial payment while another sum of 2 billion, sourced from government’s quarters was to be paid a few days to the election and the final 3 billion paid after Soludo emerges and is sworn in.
“We therefore call on all the relevant authorities in INEC, ICPC and EFCC to quickly rise to the occasion and save Anambra State from such planned electoral heist which will only impoversih the people”.
“We also are ready to present such evidence to any investigative panel on this matter, he added”.
This plot to rig election by Governor Obiano/Soludo is not only barbaric but also an attempt to auction Anambra State with the resources meant to develop the dilapidated infrastructural status of the state. Let’s rise to the reality of life as we put it to them that Anambra State is not for sale!