Appeal Court verdict : Otti sues for calm

By The Citizen

The Appeal Court-declared winner of the April 11, 2015 governorship election in Abia State, Alex Otti, of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), has condemned the spate of violence in Aba, the state's commercial city, describing it as unfortunate, 'particularly for a state in dire need of liberation'.

Otti  alleged, in a statement, that the violence  was  perpetrated by PDP supporters in protest  against the  Appeal Court ruling which declared him winner of the governorship election and urged all APGA supporters to remain calm even in the face of extreme provocation, denial and injustice.

Also, well-meaning individuals in the  state have appealed to security operatives in the state to  dismantle  few road blocks allegedly mounted by tugs.

'We totally condemn any form violence in the state . It is barbaric and a sad development  especially now that  the will of the people has triumphed  after more than seven months of tortuous and needless legal tussle against the principalities of thuggery, barefaced robbery and high-handed impunity.'