Enugu 2023: PDP Reacts To APGA Governorship Candidate Endorsement Claim

Uzo Uwani Local Government Council, has described the purported endorsement of candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Mr. Frank Nweke Jnr., as a “fluke, unfounded, baseless and and a big Joke.”

Recall that the APGA governorship candidate had on the 15th of December, 2022, visited Adaba community, after which reports began to fly around “that Adaba and Uzo-Uwani Local government Youths had Dumped PDP, while Endorsing Frank Nweke Jr For Governor.

But reacting to the claim, a top government official from the LGA, Hon. Solomon Gwiyi, described the reports as “false and a figment of the candidate’s imagination”, while urging the general public to disregard the report.

Gwiyi stated that although the candidate had visited Adaba community on the reported date, but was widely rejected and booed by youths of Adaba.

“On sighting the candidate, a few Youths of Adaba who were present told him they will support their son, Hon. Chukwuma Ekwueme who is House of Assembly candidate of the PDP in the constituency.

“The youths also told him they stand with their Council Chairman, Hon. Chukwudi Celestine Nnadozie.

“And that they will support Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi for Senate and Dr. Peter Mbah for governor of Enugu state come next year .

“And at this juncture, he went and met a few elders who also told him they were for Ekwueme and the PDP.

“Adaba/Nkume is the hometown of the present House of Assembly member representing Uzo Uwani Constituency, Hon. Barr Josephat Okika.

“This is also the hometown of the PDP chairman of our LGA, Hon. Jude Ifeanyi Okonkwo.

“So where is Frank coming from, and why is he manufacturing endorsement?

“I challenge him to show us a video clip of the purported endorsement.

“He shouldn’t make himself a joke”; Gwiyi narrated.

On Gov. Ugwuanyi’s Performance in the area, the LG official stated that the Governor gave the rural council over 24 million naira for the revamping of the then moribund comprehensive hospital in the zone.

He also noted that “the Umulokpa-Adaba/Nkume-Ukpata-Onubuogbo road was a death trap and the den of Armed robbers, but the governor, through RAMP gave us the longest and best earthwork in the entire southeast.

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