The Osita Chidoka campaign organization has vowed to defend workers in Anambra state in the light of the purported threats issued to civil servants and teachers in the state to vote the incumbent in the Saturday, November 18, 2017 gubernatorial election or face victimization.
A statement made available to the media by The Osita Chidoka Campaign Organization read: “The Osita Chidoka Campaign Organization has become privy, with documented evidence, of threats by elements in the out-going Governor Willie Obiano’s administration to teachers and other civil servants in the state to vote for the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in the Saturday’s governorship election or face victimization.”
The statement read further: “However, while we salute the courage of the workers for mounting a stiff resistance and exposing this threat; and though we also know that Governor Obiano is already on his way out, the Osita Chidoka Campaign will still leave nothing to chance in protecting our civil servants, especially knowing they are dealing with very vicious elements.”
In defence, the statement read that the organization has “assembled a team of lawyers to take up pro bono, any act of harassment, suspension, unwarranted transfer, query, delayed salaries, denial of promotion or any unjustified action against any civil servant before, during and after the elections.”
“The fact remains that if the Obiano administration had done well, its backers would have no need to threaten people or act like that devious character, who, knowing that his time is up, prowls like a roaring lion seeking for whom to devour,” the statement added.