APGA Calls For Ngige’s Arrest Over Crusade Stampede
A political party in Nigeria, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), has called for the arrest of Senator Chris Ngige, alleging that he masterminded the commotion that led to the death of over 25 persons and dozens injured at the Holy Ghost Adoration Ministry Crusade.
The stampede occurred in Uke, Idemili North Local Government Area of Anambra State on Saturday morning.
The National Chairman of the party, Victor Umeh, called on the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, to arrest Senator Ngige. He demanded that Ngige should explain what his supporters were doing at the crusade ground with their party symbols of brooms and the governorship candidate’s posters.
He said that “it was a grand plot to cause confusion at the prayer ground.”
Umeh also warned other politicians to desist from politics of confusion.
Senator Ngige is the Senator representing Anambra Central Senatorial District and the All Progressives Congress governorship candidate in the state’s forthcoming gubernatorial election.
The Anambra State government had accused the supporters of Ngige for the unfortunate incident.
Senator Ngige denied the allegations, describing it as an attempt by the state governor and the All Progressives Grand Alliance to tarnish his reputation in the state.
Ngige, accompanied by his wife, was at the hospital where survivors are receiving treatment to commiserate with them.
He called for an unbiased investigation into the cause of the incident.
The gubernatorial election of Anambra State will hold on November 16.