Enugu Council Polls: We are not participating, APC faction insists
By Uzoh Ugwueze, Enugu
A faction of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Enugu state, led by Deacon Okey Ogbodo, has declared that it would not take part in the forth-coming local government election in the state.
The state chairman of the party, Dr. Ben Nwoye, had told the journalists that the party had already submitted a list of candidates for the election.
He confirmed that the party had chairmanship candidates in the 17 local government areas and 260 councilorship candidates.
Also, another chieftain of the party, Comrade Adolphus Ude, who is Ogbodo’s camp, also told newsmen that he submitted a list of candidates.
But Ogbodo, in a statement made available to journalists, said his group would not be part of the election.
He claimed that the election appears programmed to favour only PDP candidates, adding that some members of the party were serving interests other than those of APC and its prospective candidates. otherwise, identify so hastily with an election they know nothing about.”