Following the appointment of Engr David Umahi as a minister, the All Progressives Congress(APC) in Ebonyi State on Monday said there will be a rerun for the Ebonyi south senatorial zone of the state to elect a new Senator that will replace the former senator now the Minister of Works.
The party debunked the speculation that there will likely be a rerun for the governorship position in the state.
Addressing journalists at the party secretariat, Abakaliki, the state capital, the state Chairman of APC, Stanley Okoro Emegha said there will only be a rerun in Ebonyi South Zone and not for the governorship seat as being speculated.
He explained that the party would go all out to win the Ebonyi South Senatorial rerun and that no seat won by the party would be allowed to be taken by another party under his leadership.
“While I was in the UK, there were lots of calls coming into my Watsapp and direct line that there were jubilations by PDP, that it was just a matter of time before they will take over governorship position or that there will be a rerun for governorship.
Yes, there will be a rerun only in Ebonyi South for senatorial positions based on the fact that the Senator there and former governor of the state resigned his position as the Senator and accepted the ministerial position he was offered by President Bola Tinubu.
“Election is going to come up in Ebonyi South. We are waiting for the INEC declaration and then we will do the needful My party will file a candidate that by all standards will win that seat for us because that seat belongs to APC, and that position belongs to APC.
“There is no seat that has been won by the APC that I as the party Chairman allow to go to opposition. The party will find a credible candidate that will win that seat for us. You use a popular candidate that is acceptable by the people to win an election and that is what we will do in the rerun for Ebonyi South”, he stated.
The APC boss in the state called on the governorship candidate of PDP in the last general election in the state, Ifeanyi Odii to concentrate on Business he said he is doing well and removed his eyes from governing the state now until after 16 years.
“Our brother Anyichuks is a novice in politics and a good businessman. He would have concentrated on his business where he was doing well and waited when him will be called by God to govern the state.
“ Power belongs to God and that time has not come and the people milking him are people that saw him as an avenue to get their daily bread and they can tell him anything they want to tell him.
“Our brother should go back to his business and wait for the next 16 years. If he is still fit to run for the governorship of this state, he should come. But for now, the God of Ebonyi has spoken and it is final. He should therefore concentrate on his business”,.