Sir Marc Wabara in the middle during the meeting in his compound


…the PDP can raise the dead to vote in Obingwa

By Alfred Agu

A chieftain of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ukwa Federal Constituency, Chief Onyema Olujie has said that the his party will defeat the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abia State come 2019. This is even as he said that the APC will do its best to break the jinx of the voting strength of Obingwa Local Government Area which he described as fake and fabricated just to rig elections.

Olujie who was speaking at Ohambele, the country home of Sir Marc Wabara, the APC Abia South Senatorial aspirant who was unanimously adopted in Ukwa Federal Constituency as their sole candidate added that the APC will take over the Abia South Senatorial seat as according to him, they have the best candidate.

It will be recalled that in 2015 election, the Obingwa LGA much talked about voting strength played a big role in making Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu and Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe governor and senator. Incidentally, both of them are from Obingwa, but according to Olujie, the real strength of Obingwa will be showcased in the free and fair 2019 election where the PDP is not in charge of the security agencies.

“In Abia South we have six local governments. Ukwa West, Ukwa East, Ugwunagbo, Aba North, Aba South and Obingwa, but we are working on breaking the jinx of Obingwa and their so called voters’ strength. They don’t have that kind of voters’ strength been talked about.

“People will soon discover that all those voting strength of Obingwa that has been much talked about doesn’t exist at all. It looks as if they have been raising the dead to vote over there. So, we are not afraid on the issue of our votes counting because we trust the current leadership in Nigeria.

“We know our votes will be protected unlike when PDP were there. The opposition cannot use agencies of government to outwit the opposition. The security agencies will be neutral this time around as all those intimidations we do see during elections can never repeat again.”

On the possibility of APC unseating the PDP in Abia South Senatorial District which technically means that the current Leader of the South East Senate caucus, Enyinnaya Abaribe who recently said he is running to return to the senate again will be defeated, Olujie said that it is something that will happen come 2019.

APC Stakeholders in Ukwa, from left: Chief Olujie Onyema, Chief Ogumka Adiele (APC Vice chairman in Abia) and Sir Marc Wabara

“Marc Wabara is the best candidate we have and the best we will ever produce. We have made mistakes in the past. Those there including the incumbent senator don’t have the credentials he has. He has the track record, the education and to do better. We are adopting in Ukwa and we believe other remaining four LGAs will support us. We will do our best to get that senate because that is where the hope of the common man lies.”

Also speaking to newsmen, the leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ukwa Federal Constituency, Sir Marc Wabara reinstated the quit notice his party served on the PDP in Abia State and added that the APC has discovered through intelligence that the PDP are already packing their bag and baggage out of Abia.

Wabara who is the younger brother of the former senate president, Adolphus Wabara and a senatorial aspirant for Abia South Senatorial District said that the APC is standing firmly on its initial quit notice to PDP in Abia and will never go back on it until PDP is sacked in 2019.

“We are not only standing on our quit notice which will gave to them, but we are saying that come 2019, APC will take over. From intelligence reports that we are gathering, it is clear that they are already packing their bag and baggage.”

When pressed on his readiness and preparedness to replace the incumbent senator representing Abia South, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe at the red chambers in 2019, Wabara replied “In life you play your part and leave the rest to God. I don’t see incumbent as a position. All I know and I am sure of is that if my people send me to Abuja, I will do better to make them happy. The decision lies with the people. And from all indications and by the grace of God, APC will make Abia ours. ”

Also speaking at the occasion, the Publicity Secretary of Abia APC, Comrade Benedict Godson, reiterated their early stand that the seat of the Ukwa Federal Constituency has been zoned to the Ukwa West LGA. He warned that anyone from Ukwa East who disobeyed the agreement and chose to contest is on his own and will not have the support of the people.







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