The chairman of the People’s Democratic Party(PDP) in Ebonyi State Tochukwu Okorafor has endorsed governorship candidature of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Francis Nwifuru.
He gave the endorsement in a statement in Abakaliki, capital of the state.
Okoroafor, who has been having a running battle with the governorship candidate of the PDP, Ifeanyi Ọdịi urged the people of the State to vote for Nwifuru.
He noted that it is only fair that Ebonyi North where Nwifuru comes from gets the governorship seat.
He argued that the power rotation otherwise known as charter of equity in the State is too fragile to be toyed with.
According to him,
“It is no longer a secret that all the good people of Ebonyi State have now agreed and decided that the power sharing formula of the state is too fragile to be toyed with and remains the only guarantee for peace and mutual co-existence, and therefore must be sustained.
” It has been generally agreed that it is only fair that Ebonyi North should produce the next governor in the spirit of Equity.
” I hereby lend my voice in calling on the few who are yet to fully grasp the importance of this decision to join hands in ensuring that we do not mortgage the future by subverting the power equation of the state as conceived by our founding fathers.
“It is only fair that Ebonyi north be allowed to give us the next governor. I congratulate in advance, His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Francis Ogbonnaya Nwifuru.
May God bless Ebonyi State.”
Okoroafor further noted that the PDP candidate is hampered by cases pending in various courts across the country.
He denied responsibility for the myriad of court cases which have bedevilled and obstructed Odii’s quest to govern the state.
“It is on record however that it was Mr. Ifeanyi Odii who, after claiming victory in a cancelled primary election, ran to court the following morning to challenge his own victory”
“That was the beginning of all pre-election matters before the courts to which I was never and I am still not a party
“The voting public deserves to know that the person whom they used to convene a kangaroo State Congress that purportedly hosted the governorship primary which produced Ifeanyi Chukwuma Odii was and remains an imposter totally unknown to the party”
“This is the subject of the matter now pending before the Supreme Court after the Honourable Justice Nyako held that an imposter could not have convened a valid State Congress”
“And since you cannot build something on nothing and expect it to stand, the primary that purportedly held at that Congress and which produced Odii is invalid and of no effect whatsoever”
“Whether now or later, that question must be answered. Then the scam and the scammers will be exposed for whom they truly are’
“For the avoidance of doubt, it bears reiterating that the Peoples Democratic Party has no valid gubernatorial candidate in Ebonyi State. Anyone genuinely hoping to hop on that sunk ship will only blame himself or herself very soon.”