Anambra Fresh Senatorial Poll: Ekwunife Denies Planning to Defect to APCLatest News, News Wednesday, December 30th, 2015
By IGNATIUS OKPARA, Awka
BALTIMORE, MD (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – Embattled sacked senator from Anambra Central senatorial district, Uche Ekwunife, has denied rumours in some quarters that she has concluded plans to dump her party, the opposition People’s Democratic party, PDP for the ruling All Progress Congress APC.
The Senator, who was recently sacked by the Appeal court in Enugu, in a statement she personally signed and made available to newsmen, declared that there is no iota of truth in the speculation.
The Banker tuned politician, said she will still contest the forthcoming fresh election for the senatorial district, come March 2016 poll in the area.
On the issue of her disqualification saga, she said “no state chapter of the PDP conducts the party primaries, it is the business of the national leadership of our great party.”
“There were five-member panel from the national secretariat that conducted the National Assembly primaries in Anambra State. We all went through the same process; so why single only me out.” she queried
“I have taken everything in good faith. If God that sent me there wants me to be there again, I’ll be there, but I strongly believe that the issue of disqualification being spread everywhere is the handiwork of my opponent in All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, and Chief Victor Umeh.
“Umeh is afraid of election and he thinks the only way he can undo me is through blackmail.
“No court can disqualify somebody based on party primaries, nobody disqualified me, nobody has disqualified PDP.
“The court has ordered fresh election and not re-run and l have started my campaign.
“I am ready for the election, I am in the race to contest and win. No amount of blackmail will stop me because God abhors injustice.
“Umeh should leave me alone because I am not his problem.
“His problem is the electorate, a greater percentage of whom will not vote for him in the forthcoming fresh poll.”
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