A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in Ebonyi State, Princess Ann Agom-Eze, who is challenging Governor David Umahi’s emergence as the Ebonyi South Senatorial Zone candidate, on Sunday, said the governor is afraid of being defeated by a woman.
Agom-Eze made this known while responding to her alleged sack from APC by the party’s zonal leadership at Afikpo North Local Government Area headquarters. She argued that the zonal leadership has no such right to sack her, hence the matter is pending at the appeal court sitting in Enugu State.
She denied committing any crime against the party to warrant her sack other than her persistence to reclaim her senatorial ticket mandate, which according to her, is being forcefully taken away by Umahi.
Agom-Eze insisted that Umahi has utilized his opportunity by contesting for President and cannot contest again in this electoral year.
“This matter is pending at the Court of Appeal, Enugu. How can I be suspended at the APC zonal office? What is my crime? Insisting on the mandate right? Or because Governor Umahi wants the ticket? Where will he take it to? By contesting for the President, he has used his opportunity for this electoral year. He needs to accept the truth.
“Their action in Afikpo Is a show of desperation. Being afraid of being defeated by a woman, so he has decided to cut corners thinking that is the easiest way of achieving a result he can never get.
“The 2022 electoral process is his biggest problem and he cannot even win this, after spending Ebonyi money on bribe, can’t change the law. He should be a law abiding citizen and wait for the judgment of the appeal court rather than resorting to intimidation and harassment. No matter what he does the law must take its cause because no one is above the law,” she said.
Earlier, Umahi, who spoke through the Chairman of APC, Stanley Okoro Emegha who hails from Ebonyi South senatorial zone, said Agom-Eze remained sacked from the party.
“The All Progressives Congress APC Ebonyi South Senatorial zone has expelled Mrs Ann Nwanyibuife Agomeze from the party over alleged gross misconduct.
“Mrs Agom-Eze has rebelliously jeopardized her membership by vehemently violating the constitution which prohibits any act of dishonesty capable of disparaging the party or its members,” he said.
“Mrs Agom-Eze has recklessly disparaged herself too by eating back her words in an effort to satisfy her paymasters. How can a woman who voluntarily wrote, signed and submitted her letter of withdrawal from the Senatorial primary that gave the Federal High Court, Abakakili the impetus to order for a fresh election still deny it in broad daylight? Do you know that she also swore an affidavit to that effect and all these documents are substantially available at the National Secretariat?”