Ahead of February 8, 2020 Ekiugbo-Ughelli community election in Delta state, there are fears that wanton crisis may envelope the once peaceful community as electoral committee officers and elders of the community received threatens from some faceless persons from the community.
Trouble started when the electoral screening committee of the community questioned documents submitted by some persons vying for elective positions in the community election.
Our reporter reliable gathered that one of the aspirants for the position of President General in the forthcoming Ekiugbo –Ughelli community election allegedly submitted questionable credentials to the screening committee.
Speaking to our reporter, the President General of the community, Comrade Emmanuel Ovwigho said members of the electoral committee are well selected and he has confidence in them adding that the constitution of the community is the parameter to screening aspirants for the forthcoming election of the community.
“The minimum qualification required from those contesting is five passes grade not more than two sitting anything outside will not be accepted. He warned.
“Gone are those days when you use thugs and nuisances to rule a community, we educated and cool headed persons to rule the community so that meaningful development can come to the community”.
While commenting on the alleged fake certificate submitted by some of the aspirants he said, “The electoral committee has been given guidelines to follow, all credentials submitted will be subject to verification and anyone discover to be forge stand disqualified”.
While saying that anything done outside the constitution of the community which serves as the guideline for the conduct of the election will not be accepted, he warned all aspirants to go about their campaigns in a manner that devoid of calumny and crisis threaten strict sanction on anyone found disobey the constitution of the community.
Earlier, he said that the positions to be contested are zoned to the various quarters in the community, for the position of the President General of the has been zoned to Oghara and Ogbeki quarters and two aspirants Mr. Eric Akpovoka and Mr. Bernard Baker
Also speaking to our correspondent, Pa Onokurherefe Wilson said that there are couples of hands in the community trying to ferment trouble in the community so that community will not have free and fair election, he warned the perpetrators to desist from it or they ready to face the full weight of the law.
He urged the electoral officers to publish the lists of those with fake certificate they should be disqualify to serve as a deterrent to others, he advised.
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