The Okpuitumo community in Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State has said it has not endorsed a former governor of the state and senator representing Ebonyi North Zone, Dr. Sam Egwu, for Senate, come 2023.
The community also said the post that made rounds on social media recently announcing it tipped the former governor for a third term in 2023 was the handiwork of mischief makers and should be disregarded.
The Town Union president of the community, Nwibo Pius, stated this during a press briefing on Friday in Abakaliki, the state capital.
He said, “I am a member of the All Progressives Congress right from the beginning. And all the members of Okpuitumo community have resolved that we will vote for the APC. It’s this party (APC) that our people trust and have confidence in.
“In the APC, we have a governorship candidate, a senatorial candidate, House of Representatives candidates and House of Assembly candidates. So, how can we leave the party for another one?
“So, the statement on social media credited to my person that I have endorsed a former governor of the state and current senator representing Ebonyi North Zone, Sam Egwu, is the handiwork of mischief makers.
“I didn’t endorse Egwu. We have no reason whatsoever to endorse him. He has not done anything for our people since he became senator, and even the transformer he brought to our community, is not working.
“We have rather endorsed our own Onyekachi Nwebonyi for Ebonyi North Zone, and Emmanuel Uguru for Abakaliki/Izzi Federal Constituency, come 2023.
“Therefore, nobody should associate me or the community with any write-up on social media saying I have promised to give Egwu and other Peoples Democratic Party candidates massive support come 2023. It’s a big lie. Okpuitumo community is united in this resolve and we will abide by it.”