The Abia State APC has insisted that the party was robbed of its victory at various elective positions in the state at the 2019 election, insisting that the REC in the state was compromised.
The party’s Publicity Secretary in the state, Comrade Benedict Godson, said this while featuring in ABN TV’s Talk Make I Talk on Tuesday.
“At the federal level, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has done very well, but at the state level, without missing words, the REC here, wasn’t fair to us, he wasn’t fair to APC. I can tell you, in less than no time, most of our elected members that was denied or robbed of their position, I think tribunal will bring them back, because I know we won. We won our election and we were robbed.” Comrade Godson said.
Godson who is also the coordinator, Niger delta publicity secretary forum, continued, “Even before the election, I was on air, I said a lot of things. APC asked for a change of the REC because it was obvious that he made it open that he didn’t come to do what he supposed to do, he took sides with other party. A senatorial candidate of PDP, the former governor of Abia state, Chief T.A Orji, while the election was on, visited the resident election commissioner (REC) and they spent some time, he walked him down, which was abnormal. I believe we won Abia senatorial election”, Comrade Benedict added.
He stated that the electoral body did rightly in some places and did wrongly in some places.
On the progress of the party in the state, comrade Godson said that Hon. Donatus Nwankpa the APC chairman of Abia state is doing well taking the party to the present height.
He also credited Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu to be the Abia state APC leader. He also lauded the experience of Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu in the politics and governance.
On the assessment level of APC and the number of seats won in Abia state house of assembly, Comrade Godson said: “APC has done very well, there is one I can tell you that covers everything, which has to do a lot. Right now we have a house of assembly member elect, Chukwu Chijioke, who defeated a serving speaker of house of Assembly, a former chief of staff of government house. In less than no time, you will get the number of persons who won the election, some of our house of assembly candidates won election, most of us are in tribunal, and very soon we will come out victorious.”
On the tussle for the senate leadership, comrade godson affirmed that Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu is vying for the position of the deputy senate president while Hon. Nkeiruka Onyejeocha is vying for the position of the federal house of Rep.
“The party has met and endorse this two people for this prime positions. None of us will endorsed this people on vote at the national assembly. All we are saying is that the easterners, the south east, should be part of the sharing formula, when I say the sharing formula, you can see, it’s only the south east that don’t have position at the Centre” comrade Godson said.
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