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Otti duly resigned from APC before joining LP – Abia gov’s aide replies tribunal witnesses

The reports that Abia State Governor, Alex Otti, did not resign his membership from the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2022 before joining the Labour Party (LP) have been described as false and ridiculous.

The Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the governor, Ferdinand Ekeoma, made the declaration while reacting to the reports, and called out politicians from opposition parties for allegedly sponsoring the falsehood.

Ekeoma alleged that the APC witnesses who testified and made the comments in the ongoing Abia State governorship election petition tribunal against his boss, are not genuine members of the party but impostors doing dirty jobs against the governor.

The governor’s aide in a statement noted that Alex Otti duly resigned his membership from the APC at his ward in line with the provisions of the constitution before joining the LP.

According to him:

”His resignation letter was duly received and acknowledged by the then ward Chairman who, prior to that time, was recognised at all levels as the Ward Chairman.

“The individual being paraded by the defeated APC Governorship candidate Chief Ikechi Emenike as the APC Chairman of Ward 5 Isialangwa South LGA is an impostor hired to do a failed dirty job, so he and his paymasters should be ignored.

“The very unpopular and roundly defeated APC and PDP candidates have realised how terribly bad their cases in court are, having failed woefully to prove that they even stood a chance of winning the Governorship election, have now resorted to disinformation and mischief while hoping to actualize the impossible mission of stealing the people’s mandate through the back door”

He further assured the citizens of the state that the mandate they gave Governor Otti is safe and secure and can never be stolen by those who merchandise politics for personal gains.

Politics Nigeria recalls that two witnesses, Friday Ugorji, testified as PW2 in the Ikechi Emenike’s election petition and informed the tribunal that Otti did not resign his membership of APC before joining the LP.

 

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