PROTESTERS STORMS ABIA APC OVER ALLEGED IMPOSITION OF CANDIDATE.

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PROTESTERS STORMS ABIA APC OVER ALLEGED IMPOSITION OF CANDIDATE.

The people of Isiukwuato community in Abia State Yesterday takes protest to All Progressive Congress (APC) Secretariat Umuahia over allege plans to impose a candidate.

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 laboured for the party, no Austin no vote for APC in Isiukwuato, we won’t allow imposition and so forth, wondered why the party is trying to rob the people’s mandates.

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 candidate by the party, declaring that such an attempt will be resisted and rejected by the entire Isiukwuato community while urging the State party leadership to do the needful as a matter of urgency.

Ogbugo wondered why Barr. Emeka Okoroafor who never contested in the
party’s primary would suddenly emerge as candidate when his name was
not mentioned during the recent concluded exercise and appealed to 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

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