By Steve Unegbu
The Abia state chapter of the Social Democratic Party ( SDP ) has congratulated those declared winners at the elections and urged them to offer good governance to alleviate the sufferings of Abians ,saying ,” this is our intentions for why our candidates were in the ballot ”
Addressing newsmen at the party state secretariat Umuahia ,the state chairman of the party ,Hon.Chidi Nwosu ,commended Abians for supporting their party ,SDP ,and candidates at the just concluded elections ,while urging those ” Who are aggrieved as a result of perceived electoral fraud to seek redress in the Electoral Petition Tribunal “
He disclosed that ,SDP just before the governorship and State Assembly elections is witnessing ” thrive of dissidents propelled by one of our leaders ,Ambassador Endurance O.Philips who saw the election as an opportunity to short change our great party for his private and personal interest of acquiring his property the state Government reallocated to the DSS Abia state for public interest .He felt he could not achieve his goal if he foes not brain wash some L.GA.chairmen against our most qualified governorship candidate Hon.Mrs Dame Blessing Nwagba and the state chairman Hon.Chidi Nwosu “
” we therefore consider him a threat to the peace and progress of our dear party ,the party is compelled to expel him henceforth “he said
The party alleged that the 9th March election was characterized by ballot box snatching ,manipulation of election result figures at ward and local government collation centers ,adding that election officers compromised their positions ,among others ,calling on the National Assembly and presidency to consider a comprehensive amendment to the electoral act with the aim of enshrining in the law measures that shall eliminate these cankerous and perennial electoral disjunctions in Nigeria ‘s electoral system.