The Campaign Organisation of All Progressives Congress (APC) gubernatorial candidate in Enugu State, Senator Ayogu Eze, has accused the Government of Enugu State of forcing civil servants in the state to submit particulars of their Permanent Voter Cards as prerequisite for collection of December salary.
Spokesman of the campaign organization, Steve Oruruo who made the accusation in Enugu said the act is equally extended to traders, retirees and students.
The former Peoples Democratic Party Secretary in the state also accused unscrupulous and unmindful element in the Independent National Electoral Commission of conniving with PDP-led of Enugu state to scuttle the will of justice and also to manipulate the electoral process.
“It has been brought to our notice, which is that Enugu workers, traders, Retirees and even vulnerable students are being compelled to to surrender the particulars of their voters cards, through photocopies.
“Apparently in connivance with some unscrupulous elements in the INEC to scuttle the wheel of justice and manipulate the electoral process”, Oruruo said.
While condemning the action, Oruruo called on relevant agencies to investigate the alleged compulsion of eligible voters to divulge details of their PVCs adding the APC in the state will not fold its arms and watch the rights of the people to vote the candidate of their choice trampled on.
He therefore called on their members to relax and go about their normal businesses without any form of fear.
On the overall performance of the current administration in the state, led by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi Oruruo insisted that “the government has performed so woefully”.
“The government has completely under-performed because the interest and value of the citizens have been completely ignored”, Oruruo said.
The Ayogu Eze campaign Spokesman also pinned the state government to what he described as rebellious petition written by the Chairman, Enugu State Gaming Commission Harrison Ogara and an elder brother of Barrister Ogara who was also one of the aspirants under APC last governorship primaries.
“Having said this, the next in line is the smear politics and campaign of calumny being orchestrated against the candidacy of Senator Ayogu Eze who is the candidate of APC for 2019 governorship election.
“You can see the hand of the devil in it, you can see the connectivity, you can see the main case, so it is being orchestrated by the government to create a kind of bad image about a candidate whose qualities is known and who is apparently indestructible”.
He urged that investigations be carried out by anti-graft agencies who according to him “know their jobs”.
“Security agencies should carry out investigations and INEC should ensure that there are no leakages.
“Let us meet on Election Day and let the popularity of any party aspiring to take over, be tested”, he said.