APC senatorial candidate decries destruction of campaign billboards in Enugu


Juliet Ibekaku-Nwagwu, Enugu West All Progressives Congress (APC) senatorial candidate, has decried the alleged destruction of her campaign billboards in Enugu State.

Ibekaku-Nwagwu, who made this known in a statement in Enugu on Thursday, accused the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state for pulling down the billboards.

According to her, no amount of desperation and antics of the PDP will stop her from defeating incumbent Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu in 2019.

She decried the introduction of violence to the exercise, alleging that her supporters were harassed and sent threat messages from the PDP camp.

“The threat was initially treated with a wave of the back hand before this recent development which is a pointer to the worst that may come as the campaign progresses.

“Destruction of political posters, billboards is all criminal offences. We are, therefore, calling on security agencies in the state to investigate this development and bring perpetrators to book,” she said.

According to her, this action from PDP’s camp depicts desperation and evidence of fear of imminent defeat.

“We will allow the security agencies to handle the matter because our campaign is purely issue-based and as such will remain focused because we are convinced that Enugu West people are determined to replace the incumbent.

“I have the capacity as on my intimidating credentials and my people are desirous of electing me to replace the incumbent, as he is completing four tenures as a senator representing Enugu West.

“Campaigns periods are times for presentation of scorecards and that is what I am currently doing.

‘I had an overwhelming campaign during the party primaries and have increased the tempo of my campaign since INEC time-table declared the general campaigns open.”

She alleged that past polls result were merely written, adding that “now  votes will count and the  only way voters can choose whom to vote is to listen to your manifesto which can only be presented to them during your campaign”. (NAN)

– Dec. 14, 2018 @ 10:52 GMT |

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