IBE, OHAKIM DISAGREE WITH ARARUME ON IMO APGA GUBER PRIMARY
The Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Imo State, Senator Ifeanyi Ararume, has called on all aggrieved aspirants in the party to embrace the reconciliatory effort of the party to resolve the controversies surrounding APGA gubernatorial primary election in the state.
Senator Ararume, who was represented by one of his aides,Dr. Vitalis Ajumba, made the call on Political Watch, FRCN Enugu zonal programme.
According to Senator Ararume, politics is a struggle which must produce winners and losers based on the popularity of the contestants.
The Senator maintained that he emerged flag bearer of the party through a primary election conducted by the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party.
He noted that winning the 2019 gubernatorial election in the state required collaborative effort of the party and expressed optimism that the issue would be resolved by the party reconciliatory committee.
The consensus candidate of the aggrieved aspirants operating under the aegis of the new APGA, Chief Ike Ibe, insisted that there was no gubernatorial primary election in the state.
He expressed regret that AGPA, which was looked upon by the people to provide credible alternative in the state come 2019,was involved in election irregularities.
Chief Ibe, who was represented by Mr.Emeka Ugochukwu, insisted that the aggrieved aspirants would not pay attention to the reconciliatory committee as the matter was already in court.
Another guest on the programme, Chief IkediOhakim who was represented by Comrade Greg Nwadike, maintained that there was no primary election in the state.
He urged the party to refund the aspirants the monies spent on the purchase of party forms to pave way for reconciliation.
Some callers in the programme from Imo and Enugu States harped on the need for party members to come together to ensure victory in the fourth coming elections.