Chairman of Enugu State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ugo Agballah, yesterday vowed that the party would not give its gubernatorial ticket to former deputy senate president, Ike Ekeremadu ahead of the 2023 general election.
Agballah told journalists yesterday at the Southeast zonal office of the party in Enugu that before the governorship primary of the party, they approached Ekeremadu to join the APC.
The party chairman said he was surprised when Ekeremadu insisted that he should be given the party’s ticket as a condition to join.
The APC chairman said it was unfortunate that even after the gubernatorial primary of the party that produced Uche Nnaji as winner, Ekeremadu was still putting pressure on the party’s leadership to give him the ticket.
He said by insisting that the ticket should be given to him, Ekeremadu was trying to contravene the Electoral Act.
Agballah therefore advised Ekeremadu to go and rest and support other people, insisting that the gubernatorial ticket of the party has been grabbed by Nnaji.
He used the opportunity to disclose that he and members of his executives have repositioned APC to take over Government House come 2023.
He further disclosed that the party held transparent primaries for the different positions, adding that areas where they noticed irregularities were cancelled and fresh elections conducted.