The protesters include men, women and youths in the Area numbering over 150 barricaded party’s secretariat along Azikiwe road amidst placards with inscription “Austin Eugene Uche is our choice”, he has
Speaking to Journalists, leader of the party in the Area Emenonye Ogbugo lamented that after a successful primary that produced Austin Eugene Uche a forth night ago, they were shocked that some cabals in the party from Umunneochi Local Government Area are seriously trying to replace the candidate for the state House of Assembly with aim to impose Barr. Emeka Okoroafor against the wishes of the people.
He said that the people will not allow any form of imposition of
Ogbugo wondered why Barr. Emeka Okoroafor who never contested in the
party’s primary would suddenly emerge as
not mentioned during the
party to save itself from unnecessary rancor.
Also speaking, the woman leader of the party in the area Mrs. Gift Onwuka insisted that only Austin Eugene Uche was the candidate of the party and that any attempt to rob them from their chosen candidate will create crises in the party.
Mrs. Onwuka urged the party to allow the preferred candidate to represent the community, stating that the number of people protesting at the party secretariat, today is a clear evidence that Austin Eugene Uche is the people’s choice for Isiukwuato State House of Assembly.
Meanwhile, efforts to speak with the State Party Chairman, Hon. Donatus Nwankpa proved unsuccessful as he was away for a weekend according to party officials