The candidate of the Young Progressive Party, YPP, for Obingwa, Osisioma and Ugwunagbo Federal Constituency in the February 25 general election, Hon Ibe Micheal Nwoke, has refuted publications that he has endorsed the Governorship candidate of the PDP, Chief Okechukwu Ahiwe in Saturday’s Governorship and State House of Assembly elections.
In a release late Wednesday night, Ibe Nwoko also stated that at no point did he endorse any candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, for any position in the Saturday’s March 18 election, urging the public to disregard such blatant lie.
The release reads, “It has come to my notice that the People’s Democratic Party in her renewed efforts to use any form of propaganda to sell their Governorship candidate, has decided to include me in their shameful list of those endorsing a non existing candidate and their party. I want to state categorically that I had at no time endorsed the governorship candidate of the PDP, Chief Okechukwu Ahiwe or any member of their party and would never do so in the dispensation of a drowning party”.
“The picture in circulation being used for their propaganda was taken when I was the Association of Local Government of Nigeria’s chairman and not a recent picture. I left the PDP a long time ago for some personal reasons joined the Young Progressives Party, YPP, and I will not go back there, not when they have drowned without remedy.
I have not and will not endorse the party’s candidate and I want to use this medium to urge my teeming supporters to disregard the fake news and stay focused on our Mandate which is to redeem Abia from the shacks. Efforts by the party to get across to me after the February 25th elections has proved abortive as I have since moved on and not ready to mingle with them”.
“Recall that in my new year message, I told Abians that the third chronicles will happen at this year’s polls and it is happening before our eyes. PDP as a party has sunk and I cannot be part of such system. It is only someone who want to continue in backwardness that will vote for PDP at the polls. My choice of a candidate is already in the open and I understand the distraction the party wants to achieve with this. We will not lose focus. Let us all come out en masse and vote for a better Abia that we can all be proud of”.
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