Ochiagha Apugo, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Board of Trustees (BoT) has declared support for the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi.
Apugo, who is the national caucus member of the APC from Abia State, made the decision know through a statement released to the press on Sunday.
The elder statesman also declared his support for the governorship candidate of the Labour Party in Abia State, Alex Otti.
Commenting on why he is backing Obi, Apugo stated that he has always associated with people of high moral standing and integrity.
Apugo distanced himself from the governorship candidate of the APC in Abia State, Ikechi Emenike, saying Apugo he would be backing individuals with a proven track record rather than any political party in next month’s general election.
He said, “Emenike and his team paid me a courtesy visit as a chieftain of the party to inform me of his governorship ambition as well as the proposed visit of the APC presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to Umuahia, Abia State.
“I emphatically told Emenike that the APC would lose both the Abia governorship and presidential elections, and restated my uncompromising support for Otti and Obi.
“APC will fail woefully in Abia State. PDP is already dead. I am supporting Otti. I didn’t endorse him (Emenike). I told him that APC will not win because there is nothing to show APC people. So, forget about endorsement.”
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