Former Deputy Chief of Staff to Abia State Government, Dr. Madukwe Ukaegbu has condemned in totality the alleged thumb printing of ballot papers by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia State before the postponement of February 16 Presidential and National Assembly elections.
It was widely reported on social media platforms that the PDP in Abia State had allegedly filled result sheets before the poll was rescheduled.
According to the member of the Orji Kalu Senatorial Campaign Council, the manipulation of election had always been the practice of the PDP in Abia State.
Debunking rumours that sensitive electoral materials were found in the Igbere country home of the former governor of the state and the APC senatorial candidate of Abia North, Dr. Orji Kalu, the politician cautioned the PDP against political blackmail and character assassination.
Speaking with stakeholders of the APC in Igbere on Saturday, Ukaegbu stressed that the APC would continue to expose the antics of the PDP while resisting attempts to shortchange the will of the people.
He said, we shall resist any attempt to falsify results in the rescheduled election.
“ The fake news being sponsored by other political parties that Kalu hoarded electoral materials in his house is a blatant lie and an attempt to mislead the electorate.
“We are optimistic of victory as all APC candidates are popular across the state and as such we are not afraid of keen contest neither are we losing sleep over the falsehood being peddled by other political parties”.
While urging staff members of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) not to allow politicians manipulate the electoral process, Ukaegbu urged the electorate to resist rigging, adding that the APC is not afraid of a credible poll.
The APC chieftain also called on members and stalwarts of his party to sustain their determined spirit to ensure victory for the party, noting that people of Abia North Senatorial district have adopted former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Kalu of the APC as their sole candidate for Abia North Senatorial district.