by Deji Abiodun
Governor Chibuike Amaechi has described the ongoing guber and House of Assembly elections in the state as a sham.
Amaechi spoke shortly after he was accredited at his ward in Ubima community, Ikwerre local government area. His wife was also accredited.
Chief Press secretary to the governor, Mr David Iyofor said the governor had to describe the election as a failed exercise because of reports available to him from several parts of the state.
“From.what we saw on our way to Ubima and reports we get across the state it is unfortunate this can happen”, he said.
Meanwhile at least one person has been feared dead in a gun battle alleged to have involved thugs from the two political parties in the state at Omuawa community in Ikwerre LGA.
The shooting which occurred at the Omuawa-Ubima road, the way that leads to Amaechi’s community started around 10am as the residents of the area fled for safety.
It has not been confirmed what the cause of the gun battle was, but one person is feared killed.
As at the tme of this report the corps was still lying by the road side.
Meanwhile, Channels TV camera man, Mr. Maurice Bassey has been beaten up at the Rumumasi area in Obio/Akpor LGA by some political thugs. He sustained some bruises.