We have observed, with consternation, the unrelenting spate of hate and deliberate falsehood being peddled by some political actors in the state in the guise of campaign, both via conventional and social media platforms. Coming just a few weeks ahead of the 2019 general elections, we find this recent surge particularly worrisome especially given its capacity to breach the peace, and the fact that it persists despite our earlier plea for all parties to be restrained in their utterances.
We are alarmed by the total disregard for truth as evident in certain claims orchestrated by desperate politicians essentially aimed at smearing the reputation of individuals elected on the platform of our great party, the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP). An instance is the recent allegation that local government council chairmen were on the run in order to escape prosecution from the EFCC. Nothing can be further from the truth! It is sheer falsehood fabricated by some desperate actors who are totally bereft of ideas to present to the electorate.
As a campaign organization, we will continue to play by the rules, demonstrate utmost decorum in our conduct and always make our campaign issue-based as espoused by the PDP’s standard bearer in the governorship election, His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, Governor of Enugu State, whose ennobling vision and altruistic governance have made Enugu State an envy of all. While reiterating our admonition for all concerned parties to rid their campaign of hate and outright character assassination, we appeal to the discerning Enugu electorate to continue to ignore the cheap blackmail of these desperate politicians. The jeopardy in choosing to engage in a duel with a pit bull is the inevitable circumstance of equally getting soiled in the process. We are nonetheless happy that the good people of Enugu State on whose votes lie the victory of Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and indeed other candidates of the party in the state know the truth and it will continue to set the state free. Enugu State is in the hands of God!
Barr. Nana Ogbodo
Director of Communications
PDP Campaign Organisation, Enugu State