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The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC in Ebonyi State, Mr. Stanley Okoro Emegha has vowed to do all within his capacity to ensure that Governor David Umahi wins the Ebonyi south senatorial seat in 2023.
Emegha made this disclosure while speaking with newsmen in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.
He commended the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for uploading the name of the governor, David Umahi as the authentic senatorial candidate of the APC for Ebonyi south senatorial zone.
He said, ‘There was no time the excos of APC in Ebonyi were panicking about the releases of names of the candidates by INEC because we followed do processes. And as such, those that emerged were the people that the members of the party in their various wards, constituencies and senatorial districts voted for, to go and contest in the forthcoming general election, come 2023.
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‘Since due processes were followed, we were not panicking about the commitment of the national leadership of APC to upload the names of those that emerged or that it will go the other way.
‘The governor’s name, David Umahi has finally been enlisted by INEC as the authentic senatorial candidate of APC in Ebonyi south zone. Some people said that the name of the governor was imputed through a Court order. Yes, what that simply means, is that the court mandated that the re-conduction of the Ebonyi south senatorial Primary election by APC that took place at Afikpo North LGA headquarters be obeyed, and that’s why INEC, noted that it is by court order.
‘Court ruled that the party should re-conduct that primary election, it was done and Umahi won. And so, we all can attest that such a ruling came, and we followed the due process. We obeyed that court order. We went back to the venue at the fixed date and re-conducted that election.’
Emegha also reacted to the allegation making the rounds in the state that, the party used a different delegate list to conduct, the re-conducted Ebonyi south senatorial primary election, which according to investigations, resulted in the edging out of some contestants.