The people of Ihiala Local Government of Anambra State converged at Dr Ernest Obiejesi’s Estate yesterday to show their solidarity for him on the assault meted on him on 28th March by the chieftains of PDP who stormed Ihiala Local Government in a bravado style to cart away the election result sheets.
To demonstrate their unflinching support for a man, who ha sdone more than could be counted for his community, the youths and the elderly swarming all over available acre of space in the massive estate, carried aloof a casket, clearly inscribed, Ifeanyi Ubah is dead!
Chief Obiejesi; who could not hold back his emotions and show of love by his people had these to say-:
“We must allow the truth; we must always do what is right, we must make sure that our votes count. We must make sure that anybody we want to represent us will be the one to represent us.”
“All these people going round to steal votes, we will not allow that to happen again, please, all the people and youths threatening fire and brimstone, those planning to go and retaliate, i plead with you all to sheath your swords, do not take laws into your hands, because the long arms of the law will catch up with all those who had sworn to subvert your wishes”.
“My two policemen; one was shot at on his knee while the other on the abdomen and both are still lying in the hospital…we have released all those held in Awka, and all the bikes seized, we will repair anyone that was damaged and if possible, buy new ones.”
“I will always stand on the truth, I will always speak the truth, I will make sure that the right things are done; if I had not come out that day, they would have rewritten all the results and all your toils would be in vain”.
The people of Ihiala Local Government had in trying to express their anger, carried a mock coffin with an inscription “Ifeanyi Ubah is dead” round the streets of Ihiala chanting war songs with palm fronts.
Ubah, who took election rigging to another bizarre level, had on March 29, gone to the Ihiala collation centre to assault Obi Jackson, shot and wounded his two police aides, pelted Obi Jackson’s bulletproof vehicle with bullets in order to cart away election results for falsification.