Abia guber: Uche Ogah’s spokesman dumps APC, urges his principal, Alex Otti to concede defeat
Uche Aguoru, the director in charge of Social Media of Dr. Uchechukwu Ogah 2019 Governorship Campaign Organization, has dumped his principal (Ogah) and congratulated the Peoples Democratic Party candidate and incumbent Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, over his victory in the just-concluded March 9 governorship election in Abia State.
He urged Ogah and the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, gubernatorial candidate, Dr. Alex Otti, to sheathe their sword and join hands with Governor Ikpeazu to take Abia to the next level of development.
DAILY POST had reported that Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, was declared the winner of the 2019 gubernatorial election in Abia State.
Ikpeazu polled the total number of 261,127 to defeat Uche Ogah of the All Progressives Congress, APC, and Alex Otti of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA.
He was declared winner by the INEC Returning Officer, Prof. Benjamin Ozumba.
Aguoru while reacting in a statement made available to newsmen in Umuahia, on Thursday night, on the outcome of governorship election conducted in Abia, said, “The elections have come and gone and winners have emerged. In as much as our laws allow those who are aggrieved or feel that the outcome of the polls does not reflect their expectations to head to court and seek redress, we should also be mindful of the natural law that mandates every contest, be it electoral, sports etc. that there are bound to be losers for winners to emerge.
“While some candidates have genuine cases to pursue, but majority of those who are heading to the tribunal are only on ego trip, because truth be told, most candidates who today are laying claim to victory against INEC declaration did not campaign, work hard enough to sell their candidature into the subconscious of the average Abia electorate to merit a winning, but relied on some imaginary popularity without recourse to the fact that every politics is local and that you must create visibility, work your way to the hearts of the electorate and also protect whatever support they give you, because, to a large extent, they determine who their leaders will be.
“While I am not dissuading anybody from pursuing his electoral dream through the tribunal, given our political trajectory and peculiar judicial history, I will want to implore on the leading governorship candidates in the just-concluded elections to think Abia first and to bear in mind that it is only God that destines leader’s in-line with his wishes and timing. Let’s put Abia into consideration, governance is not a mono business and should not be left in the hands of a single individual.
“Let’s all see ourselves as winners and come together as brothers and sisters if truly our ambition is about Abia and not what we stand to gain individually from Abia.”