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‘I did not rig Anambra election’- Peter Obi

By The Citizen


Governor Peter Obi of  Anambra, has said has denied that neither himself or his party the All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA), rigged the November 16th governorship elections in the State, saying is actually those who rigged that are shouting the most.

Fielding questions from State House correspondents at the venue of the launch of the third phase of the Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria (YouWiN) at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Obi said that APGA as a popular and acceptable party in the State would floor any opposition party any day any time in any election.

He said, “Let me tell you, in the election in Anambra State, I can go to any where as a Christian and tell you there was no issue of rigging.

“Those who wanted to rig were prevented from rigging and they are crying”, he said.

The Governor also faulted the calls for the cancellation of the entire elections by the opposition parties, saying “Go to the people of Anambra State, if you repeat that election 10 times, they will never win.

“What are they even talking about cancellation, the regulation, the rules or the law says that you have to win at least 25 per cent in two-third of the local governments

“In the Anambra case, it is 14 local governments that make up the two third and only APGA can boast of that because we won in 18 local governments.

“The nearest, which is PDP, won in nine local governments, APC is seven. And I can tell you that even those results they are shouting about, their own are those that are doubtful.

“Everything for APGA is real. I cannot be part of rigging, I don't have money to pay for people. You know those who spend money and I am not one of them”, he said.

The Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) has fixed November 30th for the conduct of supplementary election in the State.

INEC Chairman, Prof. Attahiru Jega had openly admitted irregularities in the conduct of the polls and apologized on behalf of the Commission.