Cleric Warns Against Thuggery Ahead Of Anambra Poll


Ahead of Anambra state governorship election, the Bishop of Nnewi diocese of the Anglican Communion, Professor Godwin Opara has warned politicians in Anambra state against using youths as tools to perpetuate political vices such as thuggery to enforce the choice of any candidate against the wish of the people.
Bishop Opara spoke to Channels Television after a close-door meeting with the APC governorship candidate, Senator Chris Ngige, while on a visit to the Bishops’ court in Nnewi.
Senator Ngige also addressed residents in the area, asking them to vote for the party in the November 16th  elections.
The APC flagbearer for the state governorship election coming up next month was governor of Anambra state from 29 May 2003 to 17 March 2006 under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).In April 2011,Ngige was elected Senator for Anambra Central Constituency.
In 2003, he was elected governor of Anambra State in controversial circumstances. He quickly broke ranks with his political godfather, Chris Uba, brother of Andy Uba, after an unsuccessful attempt on 10 July 2003 to have him removed from office, through a fabricated letter of resignation which the state assembly accepted.
However, in August 2005, an election Tribunal led by Justice Nabaruma nullified Ngige’s 2003 victory. He appealed to the …



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