The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) will this Saturday, March 27, conduct a by-election for Aba North/South Federal Constituency to elect someone that will occupy the vacant seat of the late Osy Prestige.
The Abia State chapter of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has urged the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to withdraw Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU) operatives from Aba North/South Federal Constituency, alleging that it has uncovered plans by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to rig the by-election in the state using CTU operatives.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, the APGA Abia Chairman Engr Uchenna Ehiemere, the party alleged that the CTU Base 4 Aba has been compromised by the state government and the PDP to cause mayhem and discourage voters from participating in the upcoming election.
Ehiemere said “other arms of the police that are bi-partisan should be enlisted for the election. There is a need for a level playground for all the candidates in this by-election. APGA can’t lose her immunity on an election that everybody is allowed to participate. Please, give us all other security operatives except CTU. They are already agents of the state government and we are not comfortable with it.”