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Abia: APGA’s Otti runs to Tinubu, may join APC

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In the run-up to the Abia governorship election re-run, all sorts of drama, moves and alliances are playing out in efforts to emerge winner of the contest.
There are indications that the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Mr. Alex Otti, may have initiated moves to align with the APC to secure victory at the poll.
It was learnt that Otti might have sought a working arrangement with the APC in the run up to Saturday’s re-run election.
Otti was sighted at the venue of the meeting of prominent APC leaders, in Abuja on Wednesday, where he held a closed-door meeting with them.
The APGA governorship candidate had emerged a frontline contender after running in a close contest with his rival, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu of the PDP on the number of votes so far collated and announced by INEC in the April 11 election.
Meanwhile, on the eve of the election, residents of Aba woke up Thursday to meet caskets on some major streets in the commercial city, with warnings inscribed on them that if the people failed to vote for an Ngwa governor they would be killed.
The two councils of Aba North and Aba South are part of the areas where the election will hold on Saturday.
The sight of the coffins and the warning sent fears into the people, prompting some voters to vow not to come out to vote in the re-run election for fear of their lives.
However, the two major political parties involved in tomorrow’s election, the ruling PDP and APGA, have condemned the act and accused each other of being behind the evil act.

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  1. Don Lucassi

    April 24, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    Which of the candidates is an Ngwa citizen?

  2. Apachee zooma

    April 24, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    Jagaban don turn to shrine. Everyone wants to worship at his feet. This Oti move, is that what is called political realignment? It takes hardwork and not bootlicking to attain great heights, I suppose. But this is Naija, things work in reverse order most times.

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