Nnaya Eziyi, Umuahia
An All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship aspirant in Abia State, Chidike Ukauwa has said that he stepped down for Uche Ogah because he knows he can do the job.
Ukauwa stated this at an interaction with the media in Umuahia, the state capital, adding that he believes Ogah has the capacity to rescue the state from its present condition.
“I want to make it clear that it was not because of the cost of the nomination form as being speculated in some quarters, but out of my believe in him to perform” he stated.
He said his choice stems from his believe that he is independent minded and would not be under the control of godfathers who he said had been holding the state to ransom.
He dismissed claims by some members of the party that its governorship ticket had been zoned to Abia South Zone, saying there is no such agreement among the members.
“There is nothing like zoning in our party. We need a credible candidate no matter where he or she comes from to wrestle power from the present leaders of the state,” he argued.
He expressed concern over the present Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) administration in the state, stressing the need for the people to vote it out in the 2019 general election.
He said, “Power must change hands in the state. We are sick and tired of this administration. The only remedy to the problem is to vote it out for it to move forward.”
He warned the APC against imposition of candidates on the members for the election, saying it must provide a level playing field for the aspirants for peace and harmony.