Monday, 29 October 2018

Enugu faction unveils female running mate

Amidst crisis rocking the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Enugu State, a factional guber candidate of the party, Barr. George Ogara has unveiled Mrs. Ginika Tor Ijeoma Williams as his running mate.

The female running mate was unveiled by the leader of Ogara’s faction of the party, Deacon Okey Ogbodo.

Speaking at the unveiling of Tor at Ogara’s Campaign headquarters in Enugu, Ogbodo explained that her choice was in line with the decision of the party in the state to select its running mate from Enugu West senatorial district, having produced the Governorship candidate from Enugu North senatorial district of the state.

He added that the choice of Tor also satisfied the mindset of the party leadership at the national level on gender sensitive.

Ogbodo expressed optimism that “the combination of Barr George Ogara and Mrs Ginika Tor is the best for the party in the state fit to defeat PDP, which is the ruling party in Enugu state.”

Ogbodo warned that any attempt to choose governorship and deputy governorship candidates of the party outside the two, when the final list is published by the INEC, will spell doom for APC in the State.

He said, “Today’s event is to unveil the running mate to our Governorship candidate for APC in Enugu state, Barr George Ogara, who remains the authentic candidate of the party for 2019 Enugu governorship election.

“We shall then wait for the official publication of our list. Any attempt to impose another candidate on the party will spell doom for APC in Enugu state.

“I want it to be on record that we are the only group that conducted primaries of the party throughout the 260 wards in the state. It has been our lot to fight for the downtrodden. We have tabled our complaints to the National leadership of the party led by Adams Oshiomhole.”

In her acceptance speech, Tor said she would work closely with Ogara to turn around the economy of the state.

She promised to influence more women involvement in governance of the state.

Meanwhile, Prince Chikwado Chukwuta, has already been chosen as the running mate to Senator Ayogu Eze, who was declared winner of the guber primaries by the APC election panel sent by the party’s NWC.

It is expected that these controversies would be laid to rest by November 2, when INEC would publish list of governorship candidates.

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