Alex Otti, a governorship aspirant under the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, in Abia state, has condemned what he termed as primitive kind of politics being played in the state, where youths were being used as willing tool to perpetrate different acts of violence ahead of the 2019 general elections.
He spoke against the backdrop of rising cases of the destruction of campaign billboards belonging to some aspirants in Abia state by disgruntled elements.
Otti, in a statement issued to newsmen in Umuahia by his Media Aide, Ferdinand Ekeoma, and made available to DAILY POST on Friday morning, frowned at the barbaric destruction of campaign billboards and posters belonging to aspirants in the state which, according to him, was to stoke tensions and fan the embers of hate and disunity in Abia.
Parts of the statement read,”As a responsible political organization that is parading an eminent Abian and a front line aspirant for the 2019 governorship election, in the person of Dr. Alex Otti OFR, the Alex Otti Campaign Organization frowns at this barbaric act that stands to achieve no positive purpose, except to stoke tensions and fan the embers of hate, fear, and disunity.
“Alex Otti as a victim of despicable politics, who saw dozens of his billboards and other campaign materials destroyed in large proportion by vicious and misguided political charlatans during the 2015 governorship election, clearly understands that, it is a cowardly strategy devoid of benefits, and thus would not stoop low to apply or encourage anyone indulging in it.
“The Alex Otti Campaign Organization hereby strongly condemns this primitive kind of politics that has no place in modern democracy, and advises youths who usually serve as willing tools in the perpetration of different acts of violence to desist from these acts ahead of the 2019 election in Abia state.
“This organization also calls on those unpopular and desperate politicians whose stock in trade is to exploit the economic vulnerability of our youths by paying and arming them to embark on destructive acts of violence, to desist from it, so as not to endanger the lives of our youths and the peace of the state as a whole.”