Forward of the October 31 by-election for Isi-Uzo State Constituency, the Enugu State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has vowed to withstand all types of electoral manipulation.
DAILY POST studies that the seat grew to become vacant following the demise of the member representing the world, late Hon. Chijioke Ugwueze.
It was additionally learnt that the Peoples Democratic Get together, PDP, has chosen the partner of the late lawmaker as its candidate for the election.
However the APC at its major election on Saturday, held at Ikem Uno Neighborhood Main College, in Isi Uzo Council space of the State elected Engr. Macdonald Ejiofor Okwor, as its consensus candidate, vowing to withstand any type of manipulation.
Chatting with journalists shortly after the train which had Comrade Adolphus Udeh as returning officer, and noticed by officers of INEC, safety operatives, the media and different stakeholders, Enugu State Chairman of APC, Dr. Ben Nwoye, expressed happiness with the social gathering trustworthy for his or her peaceable conduct in the course of the train.
He, nonetheless, warned that the social gathering wouldn’t tolerate any type of electoral manipulation, however would resist any try by the ruling PDP to maneuver the ballot.
The chairman boasted that his social gathering had the capability and the wanted construction to win the election in a free and truthful context, hinting that they’d concluded preparations for large and strong marketing campaign in all of the 118 political wards that makes up the constituency.
“We might not have the monetary energy to match PDP, however now we have the voters by our aspect.
“I wish to say that our social gathering is prepared, and totally dedicated to ship our pricey candidate come October 31. He’ll use our broom to comb away corruption and all method of undemocratic conducts, in addition to manipulations from his constituency,” he stated.
In his remarks, the elated candidate, Engr. Okwor stated APC would do the whole lot throughout the ambit of the electoral regulation to make sure that vote of the voters counted in the course of the election.
He confused that “I’m very assured that with God on my aspect, victory will probably be mine on the finish of the day.”
He likened the forthcoming electoral context to the Biblical David and Goliath, saying that he’s David whereas the PDP is Goliath, “and that’s the reason I’m optimistic and hopeful that victory will probably be ours on that day.”