Tension which started brewing early within the morning over disagreements on proposed modalities for the election snowballed into fleshy violence as the chairman of the electoral committee, Chief Samuel Ugwuanyi and other electoral officers, ran some distance flung from the venue of the exercise for distress of being harmed.
This resulted in gun photographs and violent exchanges between security operatives drafted to the condominium and a few members, while loyalists of the indispensable contestants fiercely marched spherical the community chanting songs of victory and resistance.
The appearance of the Commissioner for Rural Construction, Chief Emeka Mama brought the problem under administration as he addressed the already tensed crowd, assuring them that the election had been cancelled and no resolution will likely be taken towards any of the candidates.
Mama who promised to individually steal over the conduct of the election on a rescheduled date condemned the violence that trailed it. He reminded the a lot of camps that they comprise been relations regardless of their diverse interests.
One of the contestants, Mr Festus Omeje, blamed the violence on the refusal of some contestants to abide by the electoral pointers stipulated for the election.
“What came about used to be that there are some aspirants who in one reach or the opposite didn’t meet up with the expectations as equipped within the electoral pointers. The chairman of the electoral committee is a man that’s identified within the neighborhood.
“He is a clear man that needs transparency but along the highway, because of of interests among the many contestants the election might maybe no longer help. We predict about that this self-discipline goes to be resolved amicably in inform that we can comprise a brand recent management.
One other contestant, Mr Emmanuel Jonathan, on the other hand, accused the electoral committee chairman of bias, wandering why he decided to disqualify some candidates within the morning of the acknowledged election.
In accordance with him, “They canceled the election because of they noticed that I would decide. They came up with some flimsy causes to disqualify some persons. The electoral committee chairman, appropriate from the onset, showed that he used to be biased.
“He used to be disqualifying some members inner the hall. Where on is it done that delay? He might maybe quiet comprise done that one week earlier than the election and an inventory of eligible voters pasted. He even acknowledged that females is no longer going to vote if no longer that we resisted him with the attend of the commissioner.
“I am chuffed that the commissioner has decided to tackle the whole lot that has to form with the election and town union himself. I own that this could solve the topic because of Emeka Mama is a aloof man. He has been worthy in handling all points coming up from this election.
On his half, the Secretary Total of Alor Agu Progressive Union, Chief Chukwuma Eze, called on the squawk government to right away residing up an interval in-between administration to rescue the community from descending into full anarchy.
“What came about at the present time is moderately sad. It reveals that Alor Agu community is no longer yet conducive for any election to be conducted. We now comprise same points within the Igweship election which is quiet pending. I blame what came about at the present time on injurious management.
“In my view, I call on Enugu Express Authorities to right away train a caretaker committee to steal over the affairs of Alor Agu Progressive Union. Our tenure will raze by 31st of this month and from all indications, the community is no longer yet ready to conduct any election. So I allure on the squawk government to tell a caretaker committee that will likely be created from men of integrity.
“Failure to tell a caretaker committee might maybe consequence in anarchy because of at the tip of 31st March and there’s no election, Alor Agu could comprise no extinct ruler, and no town union executives. Alor Agu will likely be in full anarchy. So that they’ve to behave expeditiously to set up a in point of fact grotesque assert”.
Furthermore talking, one in every of the stakeholders within the neighborhood, Chief Joel Ugwoke, pleaded with the squawk government to tell a caretaker committee which will pilot the affairs of the community if the tenure of the recent executives expires earlier than an acceptable election. (Each day Sun)