Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi state and the 2023 APC senatorial candidate for Ebonyi south have described as baseless the allegations that there are plans to suspend his rival Ann Agom-Eze from the party in the State.
Umahi in a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Media and Strategy, Mr Chooks Okoh said that Ann Agom-Eze should go and resolve her challenges with the party leadership, in the state.
According to the statement, the governor has no interest in suspending a member of the APC, saying the accusation he offered N1 Million to ward executives of the party in the state, to sign a suspension letter meant for Princess Agom-Eze, was an illusion.
The statement, “The attention of the Executive Governor of Ebonyi state has been drawn to some rumors on the social media alleging that some Executives of the All Progressives Congress in Umudomi, Onicha Local Government area of the State were yesterday held hostage in attempt to force them to sign a suspension letter against one Mrs Ann Agom Eze, a member of the party in the ward.
“Ordinarily, we wouldn’t have responded to such conjectures except that the mischief makers deviously dragged the good reputation of the Governor and the revered State Party officials into their poisonous farce.
“We wish to State categorically that the rumours are both unfounded and totally ill conceived to create unnecessary tension and foist emotional blackmail on the people.
“For the records, neither the State Government nor Governor David Nweze Umahi as a person, has any Score with the said Mrs Agom Eze as to plot her suspension from the ward level of the party.
“Agom Eze lost in both the first and the subsequent reruns of APC Primary election for Ebonyi South Senatorial district. Does it not sound totally absurd that Governor Umahi who won the election should stake the sum of One million naira as alleged by the rumour mongers, to secure the suspension of Mrs Agom Eze?
“The governor is the candidate of the party and the contests that went on does not suggest he has anything to fear from any quarters. So, what should be his interest in getting anybody removed from the party?”