A chieftain of the All Progressive Congress, Senator Nkechi Nwaogu, has frowned in strong term the recent comment by the immediate past APC chairman in Abia state, Hon Donatus Nwankpa, over comment on her purported support to a factional governorship candidate of the party in the state, Chief Ikechi Emenike.
AFRIPOST recalls that the All Progressive Congress had on May 26, 2022 conducted a parallell gubernatorial primary elections in Abia state, wherein, a former minister of state for mines and steel development, Dr Uche Ogah, was elected through the direct mode of primaries and the immediate past Pro-chancellor and the Chairman of the Governing Council of the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), Enugu state, Chief Ikechi Emenike who also emerged through the indirect primaries.
However, the purported emergence of Mr Ikechi Emenike was dismissed by the majority of the party leaders and members across the seventeen local government areas of Abia state as they insisted that the latter’s purported candidancy did not reflect their will and that of the teeming supporters of the APC in the state.
Debunking the outbursts by the former Abia APC chairman during an interview with select journalists on Tuesday, Senator Nkechi Nwaogu, who was an ex-APC Senatorial aspirant for Abia central district of the state, maintained that she never authoritized or asked Donatus Nwankpa to speak or declare whatever supports on Ikechi Emenike on behalf of her, adding that the former state party chairman was speaking for himself and his Ikechi Emenike.
According to Nwaogu who was equally the immediate past Pro-chancellor and the Chairman of the Board Council of the Federal University of Calabar, Cross Rivers state, “now i know the stock he is made of.
“He’s speaking for himself and his Ogah. I’m yet to speak. I can never be part of Ikechi Emenike’s association.
“The purported statement from Nwankpa was not from me, i’m yet to speak. I am a member of the APC, and i will remain in APC, so, Nwankpa and Ikechi Emenike are sinking boats”.