Anambra Pastor Slumps After Losing Community Election

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Tradegy was averted on Tuesday after a popular pastor
slumped and became unconscious after he lost an election in his community.
Pastor Pius Chigbo had allegedly spent huge sums of money
during the campaign for his community election in Umuchu town, Aguata Local
Government Area of Anambra State, southeast Nigeria.
Chigbo, who presides over Covenant Church of Yaweh in
Umuchu, suffered the fate after the people voted massively against him, to the
extent that he did not get a single vote because of the allegation that he
shared money to the people to win the election.

In reaction, the youths in the area mobilized and threatened
to cause trouble if Chigbo was elected.
During the election, he discovered that no single person
including those who allegedly collected money from him voted for him.
Shocked by the development, he walked out of the hall and on
his way back home, slumped and became unconscious.
It took the intervention of some people who rushed him to a
nearby hospital where he was revived.
Chigbo had presented himself as one of the contestants for
the position of the president general of the community.
Trouble started when the youths threatened to disrupt both
election and activities in the community if the people voted for him.
Chigbo contested against two other opponents identified as
Raph Njirika and Osita Elemuo.
It was alleged that Chigbo campaigned vigorously and shared
money to people to voted for him.
The youths of the community under the leadership of Nzube
Ogbuefi protested the alleged huge sums of money he was spending on the
election and said he may get the money back by imposing levies on the people if
he won the election.
The youths were later persuaded to wait for the outcome of
the election and when the result was announced, Chigbo totally lost.

When a PM News correspondent went to his church in Umuchu,
some of his members confirmed that Chigbo was not all right and could not be
seen.

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