Former APC governorship aspirant in Abia state Ambassador Chidike Ukauwa has stated that it is the anti-Buhari reelection cabals that are overheating the polity and not president Muhammadu Buhari.
Ukauwa who stated this in a chat with members of the Correspondents Chapel of the Abia State Council of Nigeria Union of Journalists NUJ at his Campaign office in Umuahia, the state capital during which he renounced his gubernatorial aspiration and declared support for Dr
Uche Sampson Ogah also of the APC.
According to him, he is now working as Director of Youth Campaign for Dr. Ogah whom he said is the right person to govern the state this time. He urged other aspirants in the state APC to step down for Ogah.
He also pointed out that no law or constitutional provision restrained Ogah from contesting for governorship on the basis that he is not of Abia South zone origin that claims it saying, “there is no zoning of elective offices in APC. If Abia South zone claims it was/is its turn to re-produce the governor in 2019, it should cite the relevant law or section of the constitution that provided for zoning”.
He decried the high fees for forms imposed on aspirants saying the fees restrained many patriotic youths from the contest. He therefore advised APC to pacify the youths aggrieved by the imposed
exorbitant fees or risk the result of their grievance
Ukauwa who canvassed re-election of president Buhari in 2019 for peace to reign in the country and election of Ogah as Abia governor in 2019, vented anger over the high costs of expression of interest and nomination forms imposed on elective office aspirants by APC, describing it as a conspiracy designed to exclude youths from the contest.
But while he canvassed reelection of Buhari, he opined against reelection of governor Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu assessing his performance as below expectation and predicted that his return may further not develop the state desirably.