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Ebonyi APC expels Gov. Umahi’s rival Agom-Eze

Ms Agom-Eze was Governor David Umahi’s main challenger for the Ebonyi South senatorial ticket of the APC ahead of the 2023 polls.

• August 14, 2022
Ann Agom-Eze and Governor David Umahi
Ann Agom-Eze and Governor David Umahi

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Ebonyi South Senatorial Zone has expelled Ann Agom-Eze from the party over alleged rebellious and unruly behaviours.

This is contained in a statement issued in Abakaliki on Sunday by the party chairman in the state, Stanley Okoro-Emegha.

Ms Agom-Eze was Governor David Umahi’s main challenger for the Ebonyi South senatorial ticket of the APC ahead of the 2023 polls. INEC recognised her as the party’s candidate after the winner of the party’s primary election, Austine Umahi, who is the governor’s brother withdrew from the race.

On July 22, a Federal High Court in Abakaliki, however, ordered a rerun of the senatorial primary election.

After the court judgment, APC conducted a fresh primary election on July 31 where Governor Umahi emerged winner.

Mr Okoro-Emegha stated on Sunday that Ms Agom-Eze rebelliously jeopardised her membership by violating APC’s Constitution, which prohibits any act of dishonesty capable of disparaging the party or its member(s).

He added that Ms Agom-Eze was initially expelled by the ward executives of APC in her Umudomi Ward in Onicha Local Government Area of the state.

“The chairman of APC, Ebonyi South Zone, Mr Ernest Nwazi through a motion, expelled Agom-Eze form the party citing rebellious and unruly behaviour.

“The chairman stated also that she fundamentally violated some sections of the party’s Constitution,’’ he stated.

“Agom-Eze has recklessly disparaged herself by eating back her words in an effort to satisfy her paymasters.

“Since her expulsion started from her ward, I cannot interfere with the decision because politics is a grassroots engagement.

“We are well schooled in her antics as she is being bankrolled by the opposition party,’’ he added.

Mr Okoro-Emegha stated also that the APC would convincingly deliver all its candidates including Mr Umahi at the 2023 general elections.

“The APC Ebonyi South zonal meeting which took place at Afikpo North Local Government Area headquarters witnessed massive turnout of party faithful.

“They came from additional four council areas of Afikpo North, Ivo, Ohaozara and Onitcha,’’ Mr Okoro-Emegha stressed. 

(NAN)

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