The last is yet to be heard of the Aba North and South Federal Constituency election in Abia State as the Director-General of Mascot Uzor Kalu Campaign Organization, Dr. G. C. Duru, yesterday described the victory of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the poll as one of might over right.
He disclosed that the All Progressives Congress (APC) toiled day and night campaigning for a clear victory, during which Aba people showed their enthusiasm to have Hon. Mascot Uzor Kalu represent them in the House of Representatives in Abuja.
“What the dare-devil PDP did, by mobilizing over 10,000 thugs and hoodlums into Aba from all the 17 Local Government Areas with the supervision of all State Government functionaries and local government officials, just to rig an election that solely concerned the Aba people is unimaginable,” he said.
Duru pointed out that what transpired in the March 27, 2021 election and its build up clearly show that APC is now a formidable party in Abia State otherwise the PDP wouldn’t have resorted to strong-arm tactics to subdue the right of the people to freely choose their representative in a peaceful poll.
“They got APC people beaten, and threw bombs that injured our members, they went ahead and did all they could do with the ballot papers across all the polling units in Aba North and South.
“Even though, PDP had their way through might over right, it came with a heavy cost to the State Treasury, I bet you, the State will find it difficult to recover from the injury inflicted on them by APC. I urge all APC leaders to close rank. PDP now, as a party in Abia State, is in mortuary waiting for its funeral,” the statement read.
The Director-General lauded the Senator representing Abia North, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, for bringing life to APC and strengthening the party in Abia State nay the South-East. He stressed that the APC is now a party to beat in the state and will deploy every legitimate means to win as the 2023 elections draw closer.