Ogbonnaya Ikokwu, Umuahia
The Peoples Democratic Party senatorial candidate for Abia North Senatorial district
Senator Mao Ohuabunwa, has dismissed as fake news and falsehood, the report of his purported arrest and detention over alleged vote buying and link with cultists.
The former Leader ECOWAS Parliament, said that the imaginary and concocted story was the handiwork of sore election losers desperately looking for how to stay afloat.
Ohuabunwa, said he did not have to buy votes to get elected into the Parliament as his popularity among his people speaks for him.
He added that he found the fabricated story amusing because contrary to the fake news, no security agency raided his house let alone arresting anybody related to him as there was no need for such.
Ohuabunwa further said that it was also ridiculous for anyone to try to link him with cult groups as he has never had anything to do with cultists or hoodlums considering his Christian and sound family backgrounds.
He urged members of the public to discountenance such imaginary and false publication being circulated by paid agents of a bitter election loser desperately looking for attention.
The PDP candidate expressed optimism for victory in last Saturday’s Abia North senatorial poll, appealed to his supporters to remain calm as the final results of the election were being awaited.
He said,” Our people should be calm and remain vigilant as we monitor developments. The sponsors of this fallacious publication are the same people employing their old tact of intimidation and fraud to manipulate the outcome of the election but they won’t succeed.
” We know their antics and trade in stock which is to use blackmail as a smokescreen to perfect their rigging but any attempt to subvert the will of the people shall crumble”.