The All Progressives Congress (APC) has said Gov. Peter Obi of Anambra should be held responsible for the stampede at a vigil in Uke that left over 30 people dead.
APC accused the Anambra state governor of turning a house of prayer into a house of politics
Interim National Publicity Secretary of APC, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, opined in a statement issued in Lagos on Sunday that the stampede would not have occurred had the governor not gone to the praying ground with Willie Obiano, whom he described as ‘the unpopular candidate’ the governor was seeking to impose on the people of the state.
The statement said further that the governor should not have made an impromptu visit to the praying ground and should have given the organisers enough notice in order for them to make the necessary security arrangements.
APC also condemned the plan by Gov. Obi to set up a panel to investigate the stampede, considering that the Governor himself is at the centre of the whole tragedy.