A chieftain of All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in Abia state Dr. Alex Otti has condemned the alleged destruction of billboards belonging to the Abia State governor Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu and PDP in the state.
In a statement signed by the Director of Media, Alex Otti Campaign Organization Ferdinand Ekeoma, Dr. Otti exonerated himself from the act, describing it as barbaric act that stands to achieve no positive purpose, except to stoke tentions and fan the embers of hate, fear, and disunity.
The gubernatorial aspirant also said he is a victim of what he called despicable politics, who saw dozens of his billboards and other campaign materials destroyed in 2015.
“As a responsible political organization that is parading an eminent Abian and a front line aspirant for the 2019 governorship election, in the person of Dr. Alex Otti OFR, the Alex Otti Campaign Organization frowns at this barbaric act that stands to achieve no positive purpose, except to stoke tentions and fan the embers of hate, fear, and disunity.
“Alex Otti as a victim of despicable politics, who saw dozens of his billboards and other campaing materials destroyed in large proportion by vicious and misguided political charlatans during the 2015 governorship election, clearly understands that, it is a cowardly strategy devoid of benefits, and thus would not stoop low to apply or encourage anyone indulging in it.
“It’s also important to recall that Dr. Alex Otti’s billboard bearing his Christmas Message to Abians was pulled down during the last Christmas celebration by unknown hoodlums; this organization was angered, and seriously warned against further destruction, thus wouldn’t be happy seeing another aspirant suffer the same fate” the statement read.
The Organization strongly condemned the act, describing it as primitive kind of politics. “This organization also calls on those unpopular and desperate politicians whose stock in trade is to exploit the economic vulnerability of our youths by paying and arming them to embark on destructive acts of violence, to desist from it, so as not to endanger the lives of our youths and the peace of the state as a whole” the statement concluded.
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