Source: Chief Ugochukwu Agballah
Biography Of Chief Ugochukwu Agballah – Enugu APC Chairman – The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Enugu State stated on Sunday that it has rejected Senator Ike Ekweremadu’s frantic attempts to “hijack” the party’s governorship ticket.
The party’s stance came after concerns over Ekweremadu’s political future after his withdrawal from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship primary contest in Enugu last week.
Chief Ugochukwu Agballah, the party’s state chairman, told reporters in Enugu on Sunday that the party rejected Ekweremadu’s demand on the APC in Abuja to accept its ticket.
He, on the other hand, believed such a move would never succeed and was wicked.
“Ekweremadu is a man I have enormous regard for,” Agballah remarked. We discussed the necessity for him to come and join us as a member of the party in the same manner that I met other people.
“I contacted him before to our primary, but he advised me in the presence of our party’s Southeast chairman that we should offer him our ticket for governorship.”
“Even after our primary, he insists that we grant him a ticket.”
“And I’m perplexed since his demand is contrary to natural justice and contradicts the Electoral Act, which he helped draft.”
“His demand is nasty, ignoble, and demonstrates that a man’s color does not alter.”
“He is in court saying that he was duped during the PDP primary, but the same man is now rushing up and down, troubling us up and down, organizing Senators to persuade our national chairman to violate the Electoral Act.”
“No one can grant him a waiver to overturn what we done under the Electoral Act.”
“Uche Nnaji is our candidate; he emerged through a primary election that was officially monitored by INEC.”
“We want Ekweremadu to be a member of our party, but we can’t offer him our gubernatorial ticket.” These are some of the things that give Nigerian politicians a poor name.
“Ekweremadu wants to be governor, yet the job isn’t even allotted to Enugu West; instead, he wants to take the Enugu East turn.” Now he wants to come and destabilize the APC, of which I am the chairman. And I wonder what type of man Ekweremadu is, who this Ekweremadu is.
“He is not an APC member and is requesting our ticket; is he now blinded by ambition?” If I see him in my party, I’m going to treat him like a lunatic.
“His demands pose a serious threat to our political system.” I will not let desperate people come and disperse all we have worked for.
“After 24 years in power, Ekweremadu should encourage others.” It can’t be all about him all the time. We are not running an absolute monarchy.”