The people of Aguata in Anambra State have warned governorship candidates from Anambra South Zone in the November 6 election threatening to head for the election petition tribunal to challenge the victory of Professor Chukwuma Soludo as the governor-elect to forget the idea or face their wrath.
The indigenes, under the umbrella of Nzukora, Old Aguata Union (OAU), Anambra State traders, said Soludo should not be distracted by his kinsmen.
The Coordinator-General, Peter Okala, in a letter to the Chairman of OAU Worldwide, Igwe Promise Eze of Umunze, made available to reporters yesterday, urged the losers to exhibit the spirit of sportsmanship in the interest of peace and tranquillity.
“We the 45 communities of the OAU that are traders in Anambra State hereby call on the losers to show the spirit of sportsmanship as we are disposed to take necessary steps, legal, spiritual and otherwise to discourage all manners of distraction because our expectation is high,” he said.
Umunze urged the monarch to prevail on the losers to sheathe their swords, saying: “We are not biased, as any such support would have also been given to whosoever if not Soludo.”
He congratulated the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on proving to be independent and security agents on their resilience and doggedness throughout the election.
“Our commendation also goes to the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) for cancellation of the sit-at-home order that gave Ndi Anambra the confidence to come out to participate in the lawful duty,” he added.