2019 POLLS: If you rig you’ll be lynched, ex-Gov Kalu tells PDP members

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Ahead of the 2019 general elections, a former governor of Abia State and an All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain, Orji Uzor Kalu, has said that any member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) caught rigging election will be lynched.

The former governor told newsmen this at his Igbere, Bende Council country home of Abia State, soon after hosting the executive committee members of the party in the 17 councils.

Kalu, who reiterated his boast to give 75 per cent votes to President Muhammadu Buhari in the South-East, if he decides to seek re-election, said that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), had done well in carrying out the ongoing continuous voters’ registration exercise in the region.

Ohanaeze Ndigbo, had recently alleged that INEC is marginalising the region in the ongoing continuous voter registration exercise.

But Kalu said, “This meeting was to reassess the ongoing voters’ registration exercise. We met with the party leaders in the 17 Local Government Areas to brief us on how the exercise is going.

“We will take stock and report to the State executive committee of the party. We will meet again in two months for another review.

“We are working hard and building the party to be very strong to win election in 2019.

“We are going to give to give PDP a run for their money in Abia. We will take over Abia. PDP rigging formula will end in 2019. If you rig you will be lynched.

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“You saw what happened in Anambra State, votes will count here.

“All the result-writing formula of the PDP has ended in Abia State, it is dead on arrival. Votes will count this time. Anybody who tries to rig will be lynched because he is a criminal.

“Remember that I promised President Buhari 75% of the votes in the South East and we will do it.”


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