A popular pastor, Pius Chigbo slumped, became unconscious and almost died after he lost an election in his community. He fainted when he discovered he didn’t get a single vote from anybody, even including those who collected money from him to vote for him in the election.
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 vote 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 our correspondent went to his church in Umuchu, some of his members confirmed that Chigbo was not all right and could not be seen.