Anambra 2021 APGA disqualification: I’m still in the race —Umeoji
An Anambra State governorship election aspirant, Hon. Chukwuma Umeoji has urged his supporters, party faithfuls and Anambra electorates to disregard his reported disqualification by the Screening Committee of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA).
Dismissing the disqualification, Hon. Umeoji said the decision was by the Screening Committee and not that of the National Working Committee of the party, insisting that he is still in the race.
Speaking through a press release issued by the Chukwuma Umeoji Media Office on Monday, he said:
“We wish to inform our supporters, party faithfuls and entire Anambra electorates that we have received the Report of the APGA Screening Committee held on the 10th Day of June 2021.
“According to the Report of the Committee which was released this morning, 14th Day of June 2021, Hon. Chukwuma Michael Umeoji KSJI, MHR was “Not Cleared” to participate in the forthcoming APGA primary election slated for June 23, 2021
“It is the report of the Screening Committee and not the final decision of the National Working Committee of our great party, All Progressives Grand Alliance party, APGA ably led by the indefatigable National Chairman, Ozonkpu Dr. Victor Oye.
“Pursuant to the constitution and guideline of our great party, APGA, Hon. Chukwuma Umeoji KSJI will write to the NWC to appeal the decision and report of the Screening Committee, we hope that the party leadership in her wisdom would consider our appeal and exercise a veto that will enable Hon. Chukwuma Michael Umeoji KSJI participate in the primaries.
“Party faithfuls should ensure they participate fully in the ward Congress to elect Ad-Hoc Delegates for the Nomination of APGA Governorship candidate on 23rd June, resist every attempt of imposition while we await the reaction and final decision of the NWC.
“We urge our supporters and discerning ndị Anambra to remain calm and put the interest of the party FIRST.
We are still committed to building a greater and better Anambra State together.
Nkea Bụ Nke Anyi.”