‘Dead’ APC member alleges threat to life


Christopher Anirah

A TOP member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Delta State, Chief Christopher Anirah who was substituted on account of a fake death certificate, has insisted that he is still a member of the party.

Anirah said he went to the tribunal to testify after being subpoenaed, claming that he was the legitimate candidate of the APC in the last March 28 election and not Gibson Akporehe, which was one of the objections by the defendant and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Mrs. Evelyn Oboro, the declared winner of the poll.

The politician said the rumour of his dumping the APC for the PDP was from those who alleged his death and forged a death certificate all for greed and political ambitions. “It has come to my knowledge that some persons are going around saying I have decamped from APC to PDP and this is really worrisome. I have not at anytime conceived the idea of decamping, neither have I imagined it.

I am still a loyal, committed trustworthy member of the APC,” he clarified. Anirah said that his presence at the tribunal gave him the opportunity to restate his continued struggle for justice which was denied him in the election where he was to be fielded as the APC candidate for Okpe, Sapele and Uvwie Federal Constituency.

Anirah alleged that on August 22 at about 10.45pm, he received a call from a man who identified himself as Tompolo, saying that he has been paid to kill him except he pays him N5 million and withdraws the case against INEC, APC, Cyril Ogodo, Deputy State APC Chairman, Chief John Oyegun and O’tega Emerhor, the APC governorship candidate. “Again, at about 8.24pm on the 24th of August, I received a text message from the same number which reads: ‘Mr. Hon sir, you have some days left.

If we come to your house and we did not see the money, consider yourself dead. You better start now preparing your grave,” he disclosed.

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