…Letter written by Ward Chairman doesn’t fulfil constitutional provision of APC
By Peter Okutu, Abakaliki
As the battle for Ebonyi South Senatorial seat by Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State and his arch rival, Mrs Ann Agom-Eze heats up ahead of the 2023 general election, the State Chairman, Chief Stanley Okoro-Emegha, Monday stated that the letter written by the Chairman of Umudomi Ward, in Onicha Local Government Area, Ebonyi State, John Ogboji didn’t fulfill the provisions laid down by the All Progressives Congress, APC, Party’s constitution
Briefing Newsmen in Abakaliki, Okoro-Emegha who stressed that Ann Agom-Eze had committed anti-party activities by associating with some top ranking members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP added that no amount of political maneuverings will make Ann Agom-Eze to fly the flag of the party in the 2023 general election.
He alleged that Ann Agom-Eze had made arrangement with a serving PDP Senator (names withheld) to relinquish the Party’s ticket in January, 2023, in order to give for PDP’s victory at the polls.
He said: “In our party’s constitution, a letter is usually signed by the Chairman and Secretary, but in this case it was only signed by the Chairman. This is contrary to our constitution. We tried to give her fair hearing. She has been invited her at the zone, State, and Ward level and she refused to come.
“The woman demanded that she be given N20m after she withdrew. These are documents she signed withdrawing from the contest. She even swore an affidavit not to revisit the contest. Her letter of withdrawal was acknowledge at the National Secretariat of APC.
“For the female contestants, the form was given free while the male paid N20m. She demanded of a Prado Jeep and N20M. Ann never complained to the Ward, zone and State that she was being marginalized.
“She openly denied that she never withdrew. We are charging her to court for perjury. I have done a letter to the CP for her to be arrested and charged to Court. When the Party invites you and you refused to come is a crime. PDP senator is behind it. Whatever the constitution says, we will follow.
“In January, she want to decline from running and then pave way for a serving PDP Senator to have a smooth sail during the 2023 general election. We will charge Ann for anti party activities.
“Anm Agom-Eze will not fly our flag in the 2023 general election. What has she contributed to the Party in her Ward? What is happening is distractiing me from consulting for my Governor.”