Stanley Okoro-Emegha, the Ebonyi State Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Monday said that the purported letter written by the Chairman of Umudomi Ward, in Onicha Local Government Area, Ebonyi State, John Ogboji on the expelled APC chieftain princess Ann Ogomeze did not meet the provisions laid down by the Party’s constitution.
The battle for the Ebonyi south senate between Ann Agomeze and governor David Umahi has taken a new shape after the woman was reportedly expelled by the party.
But the ward chairman of the party said Ann remains the authentic member of APC in the area.
Reacting to the development in Abakaliki, Okoro-Emegha explained that Ann Agom-Eze had committed anti-party activities by associating with some top hierarchy members of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP and that no amount of political maneuverings will make Ann Agom-Eze to fly the flag of the party in the 2023 general election.
He alleged that Ann Agom-Eze had arranged with a serving PDP Senator (names withheld) to relinquish the Party’s ticket in January 2023, to give PDP victory at the polls.
Okoro-Emegha said a petition has also been made to the Ebonyi CP for onward arrest of the women for perjury
“In our party’s constitution, a letter is usually signed by the Chairman and Secretary, but in this case, it was only signed by the Chairman. This is contrary to our constitution. We tried to give her a fair hearing. She has been invited to her at the zone, State, and Ward level and she refused to come.
“The woman demanded that she be given N20m after she withdrew. These are documents she signed withdrawing from the contest. She even swore an affidavit not to revisit the contest. Her letter of withdrawal was acknowledged at the National Secretariat of APC.
“For the female contestants, the form was given free while the male paid N20m. She demanded a Prado Jeep and N20M. Ann never complained to the Ward, zone, and State that she was being marginalized.
“She openly denied that she never withdrew. We are charging her to court for perjury. I have done a letter to the CP for her to be arrested and charged to Court. When the Party invites you and you refused to come is a crime. PDP senator is behind it. Whatever the constitution says, we will follow.
“ In January, she wants to decline from running and then pave way for a serving PDP Senator to have a smooth sail during the 2023 general election. We will charge Ann for anti-party activities.
“Ann Agom-Eze will not fly our flag in the 2023 general election. What has she contributed to the Party in her Ward? What is happening is distracting me from consulting for the incoming government governor.”