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Abia State Government Scutter Otti’s Campaign Flag Off

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Barely 48 hours to the flag-off of the governorship campaign of the candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in Abia State, Dr. Alex Otti, the state government, has moved to scuttle the event billed for Ngwa High School, Aba, by restricting access to the venue.

The state chapter of the Labour Party had scheduled the rally for the flag off of its governorship campaign which will feature the party’s presidential candidate, Mr.Peter Obi; his running mate, Sen. Datti Baba-Ahmed, and the governorship candidate, Dr. Alex Otti and other candidates of the party.

Otti, who made the claims Tuesday in Umuahia, said that the “strange directive”, coming barely 48 hours to the flag-off of his campaign scheduled for Ngwa High School Aba, was a confirmation that the Abia state Government was out to stop him.

Otti accused the State Government of making desperate attempts to muscle the opposition in the state.

However, in a letter to the State Chairman of the Labour Party, signed by the State Commissioner for Post Basic Education, Chief Israel Mark, the government stated that the 8.00am time fixed for the rally would interfere with academic activities at the school and advised the Party to seek alternative venues for the rally.

Commissioner for information and Strategy, Mr. Eze Chikamnayo, had, Monday, announced that the venue already chosen by Otti for the November 10 rally would no longer be readily available.

The Commissioner, in a statement, said that the Government would not allow “properties of the people of Abia State entrusted into the care of government such as school facilities, stadiums and valuable public premises, to be destroyed in the guise of politics.

He continued in the statement: “The unscrupulous acts of these lawless individuals and groups jeopardise the efforts of government at all levels to provide succour to our children and citizens for whom those facilities were established.”

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