Ebonyi APC Debunks ‘No 2nd Term For LG Chairmen’ Story

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The Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC), in Ebonyi State, Chief Stanley Okoro Emegha, has debunked the report which accused him of saying that there will be no second term for incumbent Chairmen in the 13 Local Government Areas of the State.

Chief Emegha stated this in a press release personally signed by him stressing that such never transpired during the Ebonyi south stakeholders meeting held at the centenary city residence of the Minister of Works, Engr. David Umahi.

“I received with absolute shock and consternation the publication in some sections of the social media which maliciously and intentionally cast aspersion and defamation on my personality and the office of the chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi State which I occupy”. 

“The irritable falsehood and ill-fated report which says “No 2nd Term For Council Chairmen in Ebonyi–APC Boss, Emegha” is most despicable because such never transpired during the Ebonyi South stakeholders’ meeting at the Centenary City residence of the Honorable Minister of Works, His Excellency Sen. Chief David Umahi as quoted”.

“While addressing party members during the engagement which took place on Friday, 26th January, 2024, I stated categorically clear that any chairman who did not win convincingly the Ebonyi South Senatorial District bye-election on Saturday the 3rd day of February with about 85 to 95% of the ballot cast will not be given ticket to participate in the forthcoming local government area poll”.

“Similarly the same charge was extended to other government functionaries so that the party could secure the people’s mandate and cruise to victory at the end of the day. Actually, they were all persuaded to do the needful but with a clause to comply strictly with the rules guiding the game”.

“For more emphasis, I never mentioned the council chairmen of the thirteen local government areas in the state as being purported by the disgruntled and unscrupulous elements hindering under the cloak of journalism to display their ignorance and hatred for good governance”.

“Most people who drew my attention to the hostile and venomous publication were astonished because they know I do not talk recklessly.

“Therefore, I wish to sternly advise the originator of that delusion called media publication and other accomplices to desist and never attempted to toll this line of action capable of disrupting the peaceful atmosphere, His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Ebonyi State, Right Honourable (Dr) Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru has given to the people”.

“On this note, I want the people of Ebonyi State to as a matter of good conscience and public good totally disregard the falsehood purveyed by individuals who allowed themselves to be used by enemies of the state”.