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Senatorial ticket: Ebonyi APC expels Umahi’s opponent over ‘rebellious behaviour’

Senatorial ticket: Ebonyi APC expels Umahi’s opponent over ‘rebellious behaviour’
August 14
19:03 2022

The All Progressives Congress (APC), Ebonyi south chapter, has expelled Ann Agom-Eze from the party over alleged rebellious and unruly behaviour.

Agom-Eze was David Umahi’s main challenger for the Ebonyi south senatorial ticket of the APC.

On July 22, a federal high court in Abakaliki dismissed a suit filed by Umahi, asking the court to recognise him as the APC candidate for the senatorial district.

However, the court recognised Agom-Eze, who came second in the May 28 senatorial primary for Ebonyi south, but ordered that a fresh primary be conducted within 14 days.

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APC conducted a fresh primary on July 31, and Umahi was declared winner.

In a statement, Stanley Okoro-Emegha, the state APC chairman, said 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 Agom-Eze was initially expelled by the ward executives of APC in her Umudomi ward in Onicha LGA of the state.

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“The chairman of APC, Ebonyi south zone, Mr Ernest Nwazi, through a motion, expelled Agom-Eze from the party citing rebellious and unruly behaviour,” the statement reads.

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

“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.

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“We are well-schooled in her antics as she is being bankrolled by the opposition party.”

Okoro-Emegha added that the APC would “convincingly” deliver all votes for its candidates at the 2023 elections.

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