The All Progressives Congress (APC), on Sunday, warned Enugu State government as well as the State Independent Electoral Commission against any attempt to rig the forthcoming local government election in the state.
APC said any such attempt could disrupt the peace currently witnessed in the state, as opposition parties would mount serious resistance to anything short of free, fair and credible poll.
The chairman of the party in the state, Chief Ugochukwu Agballah gave the warning while addressing party faithful during the inaugural stakeholders meeting of the party.
Agballah said that though the aim of leadership of the party was to win the state and contribute to the emergence of an Igbo man as president of Nigeria, he added it must start with ending PDP’s grip of power in the state by winning political positions at the ward and local government levels.
He also enjoined Ndigbo to join the ruling All Progressives Congress as it was the only party through which an Igbo can emerge as president of the country in 2023.
“We’ll devise a strong strategy to stop the state government and ENSIEC from rigging the council poll. We advise the state government that it will be in the interest of the people and harmony to conduct a free and free election.
“I joined the party (APC) to change the political monopoly in Enugu State. I joined the party not to be state chairman but to produce a Nigerian President of Igbo extraction.
“The time is now for the entire South East to reposition and reintegrate if we are to achieve the Igbo Presidency in 2023. The APC is a national party and the largest party with 23 state governors. It is a party accepted in all the geo-political zones in Nigeria, and it is the right platform for us.” Agballah stressed.