The Deacon Okey Ogbodo led faction of the All Progressives Congress in Enugu State has noted that it would not contest in the forthcoming local government election in the state.
The Ogbodo faction stated this after the Dr Ben Nwoye faction submitted a list of candidates for the election.
Nwoye noted that the party has chairmanship candidates in the 17 local government areas and 260 councilorship candidates.
Comrade Adolphus Ude of the Ogbodo’s camp while speaking with newsmen stated that he submitted a list of candidates, but Ogbodo in a statement noted that his group would not be part of the forthcoming election.
Ogbodo in a statement said: “by the grace of God, we have not made any decision yet to involve our party in the exercise, having not got the assurances we need that the State Electoral Commission, ENSIEC, will conduct the election in strict good faith and in accordance with extant laws, going by its preparations and body language so far.”
He claimed that the election appears programmed “to favour only PDP candidates, adding that some members of the party “are serving interests other than those of APC and its prospective candidates; otherwise, identify so hastily with an election they know nothing about.”
Ogbodo called on his members “to stay calm while awaiting the valid direction from my executive.”