The Enugu State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said yesterday that it was focused and prepared to prosecute the 2019 general elections. It stated that its structure under the headship of Dr. Ben Nwoye was intact and that its candidates would feature in all elections being conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) beginning from next month in Enugu State
Addressing reporters at the secretariat of the Party, its State
Chairman, Dr. Ben Nwoye, said there was no truth in the reports making the rounds that a Federal High Court, Enugu, last Thursday, removed the state executive and barred the party from featuring in the elections.
Nwoye, who dismissed the news as “April fool” and “false alarm”, said it was being propagated by opponents of the party in the state to destabilize it and ensured the perpetuation of one party state, using the coming elections.
He, however, said that the plan had failed as the “fact remains that I still remain the APC chairman of Enugu State and the outcome of the court on Thursday does nothing to any of the candidature of Enugu State APC. APC in Enugu State is contesting the election in 2019.
“That is bad news for them because Distinguished Senator Ayogu Eze is still our candidate. The judge in his pronouncement made no mention whatsoever about the candidature of anybody let alone the real lion that is going to take over the Lion building come May 2019. So we are
asking PDP to leave old practice of destructive tendencies aside”.