By Jude Atupulazi
A stakeholder in Aguata 1 State Constituency and a financier of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, in the zone, Chief Boniface Ezenenwu, has alerted the party of what he called the ignoble activities of a certain individual in the area who, he says, is trying to hijack the mandate of the people through the back door. He therefore urges the party to respect the governor’s assurance of providing a level playing ground for all aspirants, warning that failure to do that could spell anarchy in the area.
Chief Ezenenwu who spoke to Fides in Awka, decried the actions of the said individual, who, he said, was trying to truncate the peace in the area by refusing to submit himself to the people to make their choice. Rather, he said, the individual was going round boasting that he was the anointed son of a godfather whom he had bought a car for and given money.
To buttress his claims that the individual was holding the people in contempt, Ezenenwu said that the said aspirant failed to be part of the delegates’ election held last Monday, and was boasting that he had no business with such as his candidature had already been assured.
Ezenenwu therefore called on the party hierarchy to look into the issue and nip it in the bud before it escalated and destroyed the peace in Aguata 1 Constituency as the stakeholders of the zone would vehemently resist any act of imposition.
‘I urge the party to strive to ensure that the people’s mandate is respected and that a level playing ground is given to every aspirant as earlier promised by the governor. It is the only way democracy can be fostered. What is brewing will not augur well for the party if allowed to succeed,’ Ezenenwu warned.