The Speaker Imo State House of Assembly and Vice President Commonwealth Parliamentarian Association, African Region, Rt. Hon. Acho Ihim says no election is worth the blood of any Imolite.
Speaking to cross section of Okigwe zone political leaders drawn from various political divides at the Chairman’s Lodge Okigwe LGA yesterday, Rt. Honourable Ihim condemned the unjustifiable destruction of the lives of Messrs Ekeledo Maduka and Chimaobi Ezekwem, all of whom are APC ardent supporters in Okigwe LGA by agents of darkness on the eve of the botched February 20, 2016 rerun election.
The Legislative boss also bemoaned the attempted murder and kidnap of Chief Chikwem Onuoha also of the APC in Isiala Mbano LGA of the zone on the night before the cancelled election date; the destruction of Chief Onuoha’s house and the heartless butchery of two APC supporters in Ehime Mbano on eve of the called off election.
Speaker Ihim wondered why a prominent son of Okigwe LGA, Oki of Okigwe should be threatened by a well known opposition member in Okigwe LGA to the extent that if Oki of Okigwe loved his life, he should not return to Okigwe for purposes of casting his vote for APC on February 20, 2016 or dare the threat, return home and face the consequences.
Rt. Hon Ihim averred that electoral violence is alien to Okigwe zone and must not be allowed to rear up its ugly head in any form or guise. Consoling the pregnant widow of Late Ekeledo Maduka and the two year old daughter left behind, Rt. Hon Ihim gave an assurance that the government of Imo state under the ruler ship of His Excellency, Owelle Rochas Okorocha of the APC shall ensure that all those who have a hand in the murder of Ekeledo shall be apprehended and be made to face the full wrath of the law.