Ebonyi APC Refutes Alleged Resignation of Deputy Governorship Candidate

By Celestine Okeh, Abakaliki

The governing All Progressives Congress APC in Ebonyi State has described as false, malicious and worthless propaganda, the alleged resignation of its Deputy Governorship Candidate in the March 18, gubernatorial and State Assembly elections, Princess Patricia Obila on health ground.

In a statement from the state secretary of the party, MrCharles Chukwuma Ofoke, described  such  propaganda as the handiwork of enemies of the state and urged the general public to discountenance such falsehood.
His statement reads in part;

"We have observed with dismay, the fake news making the rounds on different social media platforms, alleging that the Deputy Governorship Candidate of our Party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Saturday election, Princess Patricia Obila has resigned her position, as the Running Mate of the APC Governorship Candidate, Rt. Hon. Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru.

"We therefore, wish to categorically state as follows:

"That, we condemn this rumour in its entirety, as it is untrue, fallacious and fabricated.

"That, it is a clear handiwork of mischievous enemies of the Party and Ebonyi State Government ably led by His Excellency, Engr. David Nweze Umahi.

"That, contrary to their claim that the Deputy Governorship Candidate resigned due to health issues, we want to state emphatically that, Princess Obila is fit, hale and hearty, and is ready for the job ahead.

"That, in our Party, APC, we have no such arrangement of changing any of our Candidates in the Gubernatorial and State Assembly Elections, come Saturday, 18th March, 2023.

"That, it should be known that, after losing grounds in the ongoing elections, some insignificant sets of individuals have been working tirelessly to tarnish the glaring images of our Party and Candidates, as means to register their misfortunes. Last week, it was the rumours about our Gubernatorial Candidate’s ill-health, which he rightly refuted, and they have come up with this one this week. However, all their propaganda are dead on arrival, as they are too cheap and hold no waters.

"That, the general public is therefore advised to completely ignore this futile and baseless rumour, as it is a fruitless propaganda of those seeking cheap recognition and popularity".

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