Abia State Government said it has received information on plans by known opposition elements in the state to use security agents to manipulate the outcome of the March 9 election in the state through intimidation.
The State Commissioner For Information Chief John Okiyi Kalu in a Press Statement on Wednesday alerted all PDP leaders in the state to be extra vigilant and ensure they resist any attempt to frame and lure them into the net .
According to the Statement, a known opposition element has procured the services of a senior security personnel in Abuja, whose identity is well known to the State Government, to redeploy key service personnel in the state and bring in officers from outside the state who will execute the arrests of key supporters of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu on trumped up allegations, planting of incriminating materials on some of them and their subsequent detention before the election.
The State Government called on those Involved to Desist from the Evil Plot.
”While calling on those involved in this plot to desist from their evil plan, we wish to alert all PDP leaders in the state to be extra vigilant and ensure they resist any attempt to frame and lure them into the net of the rogue individuals and their accomplices while the Government makes efforts to ensure that the plan is nipped in the bud”.
”From the events of the past weeks, it is obvious that the opponents of Governor Ikpeazu are aware that they stand no chance against him in a free and fair electoral contest and hence, have resorted to extra-legal means to sustain their dead-on-arrival ambitions”.
”Abia voters are hereby enjoined to go out on Saturday to exercise their constitutional right of choosing their leaders without fear of molestation. We will do everything possible to ensure that their votes count and are counted as well as guarantee a peaceful election in the state”.