Group Urges INEC To Delist Nwaoboshi As Senatorial Candidate

Peter Nwaoboshi – convicted for money laundering

By Braxton Ilobah

A group of concerned citizens known as the Delta North Citizens For Good Governance (DNCFGG) has called on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to stop including Senator Peter Nwaoboshi in its list as the All
Progressives Congress Candidate for Delta North Senatorial District.

The Coordinator of the Forum, Chief Onwuka Mordi Stated this on Tuesday while speaking to journalists in Asaba, Delta State Capital.

According to Mordi, INEC’s continuous parading of Nwaoboshi as APC’s Senatorial Candidate for Delta North Senatorial District in the forthcoming 2023 election is a misnomer and an aberration because of his conviction and sentence by the Federal Appeal Court sitting in Lagos.

It would be recalled that a Federal Appeal Court sitting in Lagos on July 2022 convicted and sentenced Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, a serving senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to Seven years imprisonment for money laundering.

He said that Nwaoboshi’s case should not be swept under the carpet as there was a similar case involving Dr. Doyin Okupe.

” Dr. Doyin Okupe resigned his appointment as Peter Obi’s Campaign Director-General (DG) of the Labour Party Presidential Campaign Organization (LPPCO) after being convicted of money laundering by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja” Said the Coordinator.

Continuing, the Chief noted ” If Okupe could tow the honourable part, why can’t Nwaoboshi copy from the example”.

The INEC Chairman Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, according to Mordi should do the needful by deleting Nwaoboshi’s name as Senatorial Candidate in the list as no Nigerian is above the law of the Land.

The Coordinator said that the citizens of Delta North also known as Anioma Nation should not fold their alms and watch INEC toy with their destinies.

He said further,
“Where is INEC’s promise of free and fair elections to Nigerians? We are ready to use all civilized means to make sure that the wrong is corrected”

Written by: Frank Oshanugor

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