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Alex Otti Plans To Sponsor Violence In Imo Governorship Election’ – APC Chieftain

by Victor Ndubuisi

The Abia State Governor, Alex Otti, is allegedly plotting to support violence in the Imo State Governor’s election in order to scare away votes, according to All Progressives Congress (APC) leader Audu Shuaibu.

According to, Otti had asked the incumbent governor, Hope Uzodimma, to begin drafting his handover note prior to his impending defeat at the polls during a Labour Party campaign in Owerri, the capital of Imo State.

However, Shuaibu cautioned Otti to avoid Imo State before the November 11 governorship election while speaking at a news conference in Abuja on Wednesday.

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The APC leader stressed that the governor would only take over to himself and questioned Otti’s arrogance for instructing Uzodinma to compose his handover note.


Shuaibu also advised President Bola Tinubu to warn the governor of Abia State against making utterances that could spark a conflict and to refrain from interfering in the internal affairs of other states.

In addition, he issued a warning against making rash remarks, which he claimed was already escalating tension ahead of the election on November 11.

He said, “It is our duty to speak truth to power and we shall continue to do so until sanity is restored to all levels of governance in Nigeria. It is necessary to draw the attention of Nigerians towards the activities of the Abia State Governor, Alex Otti, who is set to invade Imo State with some members of the Labour Party for the Imo State gubernatorial elections.

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“Otti’s mission in Imo is to sponsor violence in the gubernatorial election so that voters will flee in favour of the Labour Pahandoverndidate. How can a newly elected governor who is yet to acclimatize himself to office openly declare that the workaholic governor of Imo State should prepare his handover note? We are using this medium to tell Otti that Governor Hope will only handover to himself and not the Labour Party.

“As we are aware, the Imo State Governorship election is fast approaching alongside Kogi and Bayelsa States. In most part of the country, elections are made to be a do-or-die affair with political actors willing to do anything to secure their seats but men of good conscience always stand to advocate for peaceful elections. Such are leaders of thought who believe in Nigeria.

“In Imo State, some senior citizens are calling for war with their unguarded statements which is already building up tension ahead of the poll. Mr President must remember his statement that he won’t interfere in any democratic process anywhere in the county. Therefore, the president must caution the governor of Abia State against statements that are capable of causing crisis and not to meddle in the affairs of other states.


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“If the election is free and fair, Governor Hope Uzodinma will cruise to victory as his works speak for him. The APC-led government of Imo State has shown clearly the difference between good governance and maladministration and it would be wrong to fold our arms and watch a governor from another state cause chaos in Imo State.”



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