Following the botched re-run polls in Imo State, the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, has directed Governor Rochas Okorocha to “apologize to the citizenry for the riotous misconduct of All Progressives Congress, APC, youths that led to the rescheduling of the exercise.”
Okorocha alongside some APC youths had on Friday, February 19, 2016 held the staff of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Owerri, hostage and successfully stopped all forms of movement within his premises in Owerri.
Speaking to newsmen at a press brief in Owerri on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 the State Publicity Secretary of APGA, Dr. George Nkworji, condemned the APC’s ‘act of hooliganism and lawlessness’.
He said: “The act of hooliganism and lawlessness exhibited by APC members is condemnable. The Governor should apologize for sending hoodlums to INEC instead of party officials.”
Nkworji advised Okorocha to bring to book, his aides who deployed and commanded those unruly thugs to breach the peace of the state, adding that he ought to be vigilant to enough to stop any act that will distort the peace in the state.
He said: “This was the first time Imo State was recording that level of political lawlessness. It is confounding that a ruling party could brazenly truncate elections it organized.
“This shows that the APC is bereft of ideas for the development and sustenance of democracy. The government discovered that it was going to lose out, contrary to its posturing, and the only way to dodge the shame was the resort to rioting, to create a wrong impression of insecurity.”