The Imo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has addressed the allegations made by senatorial aspirant, Betty Akeredolu against Governor Hope Uzodimma.
Recall that the wife of the Governor of Ondo State had accused Uzodinma of fraudulent activities in the senatorial primary.
Reacting to Mrs Akeredolu’s accusations, the party stated that they were false and meant to undermine the entire process and discredit the eventual outcome of the primary election.
The statement read in part: “It is however regrettable that such an outlandish and ridiculous allegation could come from Her Excellency, Chief Mrs Akeredolu, wife of Ondo State Governor and an aspirant for the Imo East (Owerri Zone) Senatorial position, having received all the necessary support and solidarity from the governor and the leadership of the party in the course of her aspiration.
“While we understand and appreciate the huge pressure associated with the political contest, particularly in a star-studded area like Owerri Zone, we wish to call on Mrs Akeredolu to refrain forthwith from the reckless use of inciting words that are capable of setting the foundation of the party on fire. It will be more profitable for her to engage with and concentrate on the delegates instead of dragging the name of the governor into the Owerri Senatorial contest.
“We wish to however reiterate the governor’s commitment to providing a level playing field for peaceful, transparent, free and credible primaries in the state.
“The party under the Chairmanship of Hon. Macdonald Ebere will not be distracted in its resolve to provide for all aspirants and stakeholders the enabling platform to actualize their aspirations.
“Therefore, the party with every sense of responsibility urges the general public and our esteemed party men and women to disregard such unprovoked and unwarranted allegations deliberately orchestrated to undermine the credibility of the primary election and impinge on the integrity of our dear governor.”
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