Anambra Deaths: APC Asks Peter Obi to Accept ResponsibilityAnambra Election, Featured, Ignatius Okpara, Latest News, News Tuesday, November 5th, 2013
Ignatius Okpara, Enugu
The southeast chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has challenged Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi and National Chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Chief Victor Umeh to accept responsibility for the Uke adoration tragedy, which claimed the lives of at least 28 people and injured scores of others.
In a statement issued and signed by its South-East Zonal Publicity Secretary, Osita Okechukwu, on Monday and made available to African Examiner in Enugu, the party insisted that Governor Obi and APGA should apologise to the families of the victims and Anambra people.
APC however, commiserated with the families of those who lost their lives and the injured in the tragedy and urged them to accept its heart felt condolences and take solace that their beloved died in the house of God Almighty.
It expressed regrets that instead of being remorseful and apologetic, Governor Obi and Chief Umeh are playing blame games with lives of innocent citizens.
“We are challenging His Excellency the Governor of Anambra State, Governor Peter Obi and the National Chairman of All Progressives Grand Alliance, Chief Victor Umeh, to candidly apologize to the families of the bereaved and the good people of Anambra State for their political desperado, hence extension of their campaign to the holy adoration ground.
“We are outraged that instead of being remorseful and apologetic, Governor Obi and Chief Umeh are playing blame games with lives of innocent citizens.
“We are also alarmed with Chief Umeh’s call for Senator Ngige’s arrest. We detest the Do-or-Die posture Chief Umeh is adopting in the campaign.
“Our understanding is that adoration ground is for spiritual uplifting, renewal, meditation and communion with God,” the statement stated
Said further: “Also our findings showed that Peter Obi in his previous attendance never gave a speech in the adoration ground.
“Governor Peter Obi we know is a well-bred Catholic and humble person, who never offered to make speech in such holy gathering.
“Adoration ground is not a wedding service. Therefore if not for political desperado what necessitated Governor Obi’s campaign speech at the adoration ground.” APC asked.
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