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Ahead of next year’s elections, the candidate of the APC for Ebonyi North senatorial district, Onyekachi Nwebonyi has insisted that he will not step down for the former governor of the state, Sen. Sam Egwu.
This follows speculations in some quarters of the state that the former governor, who is currently the senator representing Ebonyi North Senatorial district at the Red Chamber, had approached the APC candidate to step down for him.
But, Nwebonyi, who reaffirmed his readiness to contest in the forthcoming election, spoke in Abakaliki at the ongoing media parley for candidates of various political parties.
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The event was organised by the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Correspondents’ Chapel, Ebonyi State.
Meanwhile, the Director of the Atiku-Okowa PDP Presidential Campaign Council in Anambra State, Prof. Obiora Okonkwo on Tuesday attacked President Muhammadu Buhari saying his performance in his over seven years reign has been abysmally poor.
He said the PDP laid a good foundation for Nigeria when it came to power in 1999 and had achieved tremendous successes, only for the APC, which came to power in 2015 to destroy everything.
He said under the PDP, Nigeria became the biggest economy in Africa and citizens lived in peace and were making progress in their various endeavours.
The former vice president, however, accused President Buhari and the APC of exacerbating the country’s faultlines and divisions in the past seven years while also failing to tackle poverty, unemployment and insecurity.
He said under Buhari and APC, Nigeria was heading in the wrong direction requiring immediate course correction which he was ready to provide alongside his running mate, Ifeanyi Okowa.
Okonkwo made this known during the inauguration of the Presidential Council and Management Committee (PCMC) in Awka.