About 10 aspirants for Anambra State House of Assembly under the platform of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and other stakeholders of the party in Idemili South local government area, yesterday protested against alleged plot by the APGA leaderdhip to impose one of the aspirants, Chuka Ezenwune on them in the just concluded House of Assembly primary election of the party in the state.
The protesters led by the state governor’s senior special assistant on Youth Mobilisation, Hon. Tony-Uche Ezekwelu, matched to APGA state sacretariat, Awka and Government House to register their grieviances.
They said the election that brought Hon. Fabian Chuka Ezenwune as the candidate of the party in Idemili South was declared inconclusive and wondered why he should be announced winner of the election.
The protesters displayed placards which had various inscriptions such as: ‘Say no imposition of candidate in Idemili South’, ‘APGA says no to Ezenwune’, ‘With Ezenwune, APGA Will fail in Idemili South’, among others.
In the protest letter submitted to Governor Obiano at the APGA sacretariat entitled: SOS: Rejection of Hon. Fabian Chuka Ezenwune as our 2019 House of Assembly Candidate-a vote of no confidence, the protesters said Ezenwune failed as a lawmaker representing the constituency in the past four years.
They alleged that Ezenwune embezzled and appropriated N10 million meant for security and ward stakeholders mobilisation during November 18 governorship election in the state.
The petition which was signed by party stakeholders and seven aspirants reads in part: “Hon Ezenwune, having failed woefully in all the indices of legislative performance as our representative, lacks moral justification standing to continue to represent us. He never hosted any single constituency town hall meeting.
“He never consulted his constituents in any matter pertaining our constituency and he takes unilateral decisions on our behalf without involving us in any way.
“He personally appropriates our constituency funds and projects to himself without any verifiable project in any of the twelve wards in Idemili South apart from the open shade in Afo Nnobi market and he never empowered any party faithful or cinstituents in Idemili South and thus lacks the goodwill required of a winning candidate,” it said.
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