Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Don’t let APC lose Anambra Senate seat – Ikeazor tells Ngige

Don’t let APC lose Anambra Senate seat – Ikeazor tells Ngige

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Sharon Ikeazor, has asked the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Senator Chris Ngige to reconsider his position not to participate in the re-run election for the Anambra Central Senatorial Seat.
She also urged the National Chairman, Chief John Oyegun, the NWC, the leaders and elders of the APC to prevail on Ngige to contest the election so that the party will not lose out in the crucial senatorial seat in Anambra State.

Ikeazor who was voted in as the senatorial candidate of the party in the court-stalled re-run election for the Anambra Senate seat, said since the court has insisted that only Ngige should represent APC at the election, effort should be made to ensure that the party utilizes the opportunity.
In a statement issued yesterday, Ikeazor said she is ready to mobilize the support of the electorates to ensure that any APC candidate wins the senatorial election whenever it is held.
She said contrary to the celebration of opponents of the party in the media, that the court has barred the APC from fielding a candidate for the election, what it ruled was that Ngige should fly the party’s flag.
“Justice Anwuli Chikere of the Federal High Court, Abuja, in her judgment delivered on March 14, 2017 held and I quote: “The time for nomination, withdrawal or substitution of candidates for court ordered election in Anambra Central Senatorial District has elapsed.”
She went further to state: “There is no room for fresh candidates in the court-ordered election,” Ikeazor said.
The former National Woman Leader of the defunct Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) said the import of the judgment is that the APC can still be part of the election, but the candidate must be Chris Ngige.
“The correct interpretation of her judgment is that only Senator Ngige our duly nominated candidate can fly the flag of our great party in the election.
Ikeazor said she is grateful to party members especially the leadership for the confidence reposed her to fly the party flag.
“I gave it my all but unfortunately the court has ruled that I can’t be a candidate in that election.
“That APC needs to make an in road into the South-East is an obvious statement of fact that was why I took the challenge in the first place. The moral burden is now on Senator Ngige as a leader of the party to rescue the APC from a psychological defeat, which we do not need as we go into the governorship election later in the year,” he said.

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