By Oginyi Ruth
The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the March 2nd governorship election in Ebonyi State, Senator Sonni Ogbuoji has warned against violence saying his ambition does not worth the blood of an Ebonyi indigene.
Ogbuoji made the remark when his campaigns train his hometown of Edda in Afikpo North Local Government Area of the state, urging the people of the state to vote for him peacefully.
The APC governorship candidate accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Scholastica, told the cheering crowd of supporters that there are plans to drag the state into violence during the election in the state.
He said, “They are out to tempt, cajole and incite you into violence because they think that would help their lost cause, but I urge you to be steadfast and never yield to that.
“That is the real plan behind the wanton destruction of my campaign signs, especially pulling down my billboards and tearing off my posters and those of other APC candidates.
“The case of PDP in the state concerning the forthcoming guber race is akin to that of the bereaved mother before King Solomon in the Bible who persuaded that the live baby be dissected in two, so that the other mother would lose like she did. But even in that court, wisdom prevailed on the part of the mother who never wanted to lose her baby because she had a good case and needed to preserve it with all she had.
“Please don’t let them rope you into fisticuffs, street fight, arson, violence and any conduct against the law during the elections. I say this because I know I am going to win Governor David Umahi and he is doing his best to find means of scuttling a peaceful election in the state.”