Labour Party has cried foul over the incessant destruction of the campaign billboards of its Abia State governorship candidate, Dr Alex Otti; and other candidates of the party, threatening to push for a declaration of state of emergency in the state if the worrisome tread does not stop.
Former House of Representatives member and the State Campaign Coordinator of the party, Hon. Acho Obioma, who raised the alarm at a press briefing in Umuahia, accused agents of the ruling People’s Democratic Party, PDP, of masterminding the act.
Obioma who claimed that the rising popularity of the Labour party had made it the major target of sponsored attacks, called for cessation of hostilities against their members as he also demanded immediate release of LP chieftain allegedly arrested for resisting agents of Government perpetrating the destruction of the opposition billboards in his domain.
Labour party urged the State Government to rein in its agents from further destruction of the opposition billboards as such is a precursor to anarchy as it challenged Government to channel the resources used in fighting the opposition to pay the accumulated salary arrears of workers and pensioners.
When contacted, Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Eze Chikannayo who denied the allegations however, added that ” any billboard that bears a language inimical to public peace will be brought down without hesitation as he advised politicians to “play their politics with caution because politics will come and go but Abia will still remain”