As the Anambra Governorship election draws closer, Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has let out a cry for help, as his security detail has been suddenly withdrawn and he is in fear for his life.
The Governor made this known today, 15th of November 2017, in Awka during an election stakeholders meeting organized by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Obiano, who demanded for the immediate reinstatement of his security personnel, also revealed his need to speak with the Inspector General of Police, who was billed to be at the occasion. According to the Governor, he had decided to speak out, when the IGP did not attend the gathering, at the time he was present.
Furthermore, the Governor revealed that at the occasion he was not accorded due recognition by the moderator, when he entered the venue.
In refutation of the Governor’s complaints, the National Chairman of Electoral Umpire, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu said the event was a stakeholders’ meeting, and no candidate would be accorded any special treatment regardless of his position.
He maintained that the commission insists on equal treatment of all the candidates, and that none is an exception.