NEWS AGENCY OF NIGERIA
Clement Ojukwu, National Organising Secretary of Anambra Labour Party, has pleaded with the kidnappers of the candidate of the party, Obiorah Agbadimalo, to set him free.
Ojukwu made the call in a press statement on Tuesday in Awka.
He said the Anambra governorship election had come and gone with its success stories of no bloodletting as was highly envisaged by the public.
Mr Ojukwu said the poll, peacefully conducted, was keenly contested by the candidates of all the registered parties without any record of violence or loss of lives.
“We at the labour party return all the glory to God Almighty,” he said.
He reminded the public that their governorship candidate was kidnapped on September 18.
“Chief Obiora Agbasimelo has not been set free by his kidnappers to date. His absence greatly affected the Labour Party and the morale of its teeming supporters. His vibrant, youthful nature, well-educated and informed campaign strategy and oratory rattled the opposition and gave the masses great hope of a landslide victory in the election,” said Ojukwu. “Unfortunately, he was kidnapped and kept away from Campaigns, debates and discussions prior to the election. Today, the election has come and gone.”
He added, “On behalf of our great Labour Party, our teeming supporters and his wife, children, and family, we humbly and most passionately appeal and beg the kidnappers to kindly set him free.