The Enugu state chapter of the All Progressive Congress (APC) has dismissed speculations in some quarters that it is considering going into alliance with People for Democratic Change (PDC) and All progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) in the state.
The Enugu state chairman of APC, Dr. Ben Nwoye, who debunked the rumour at Amechi Awkunanaw Community during the official declaration of Hon. Nsude Oguejiofor Nnaji, for the Enugu North/Enugu South federal constituency, urged members of the party and public to disregard such speculation which according to him “is deceitful and has no basis”.
According to him, “We have observed that some National and state Assemblies aspirants who joined our party from PDC and APGA recently, are putting their logos and symbols of their former parties in their campaign posters, on the alleged believe that the two opposition parties are entering into alliance with APC in Enugu state.
He said: “I want to use this medium to make it categorically clear that Enugu APC is not discussing any alliance or collaboration deal with PDC or APGA, our party is strong enough to win all elections in 2019, both at the state and national level so, people should stop deceiving themselves and their supporters. It is either you are in APC or not.
“Again, people should know that political party alliance cannot be discussed at the state level, it is a national issue; we must try to avoid deception.
Dr. Nwoye, had during the event boasted that anybody that wins the party’s ticket for Enugu North/Enugu South federal constituency is as good as having won the election before the election proper because two most prominent politicians in Enugu state, ex- senate president, Chief Ken Nnamani and Senator Jim Nwobodo, who are APC chieftains, hail from the constituency.
“Please the message is very clear; this is the senatorial district and the House of Representatives district of Ken Nnamani (Onwa) and Jim Nwobodo (Anyanwu). So it’s finished. There is no going back; Nnamani and Nwobodo have access to President Muhammadu Buhari. There is no other political juggernaut presently existing in the entire Enugu state that is bigger than Nnamani and Nwobodo; and this is where they are.
“There is no way in this world that we will give a ticket to anybody in this federal constituency that PDP people will defeat us. Anybody that we give this ticket has already gone to the green chambers period.”
The chairman, who led other members of the state executive committee to the event, used the opportunity to debunk insinuations that there is division in the state chapter of the party, asserting that there is only one APC leadership which he heads in the state, and informed members that he has been invited for the national executive council (NEC) meeting of the party on September 1st 2018.