ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- Senatorial candidate for Ebonyi South senatorial district under the All Progressives Congress (APC), Ann Agom-Eze, has insisted that she is still the party’s candidate for the district’s senatorial seat.
Agom-Eze also said that she has not been expelled from the party, and that no notice of such was sent to her by the party’s state chapter.
She added that her life is in danger, prompting her to run out of Ebonyi State, as the governor’s henchmen are awaiting her return.
Agom-Eze is the main challenger of Governor David Umahi governor, for the ticket.
On 22 July, a Federal High Court, in Abakaliki, dismissed a suit filed by Governor Umahi, asking the court to recognise him as the APC candidate for the senatorial district.
However, the court recognised Agom-Eze, who came second in the 28 May senatorial primary election for Ebonyi South, but ordered that a fresh primary election be conducted within 14 days.
The APC conducted a fresh primary election on 31 July, and Umahi was declared the winner.
Following this, the Ebonyi chapter of the party announced the expulsion of Agom-Eze from the party for “rebelliously jeopardising her membership by violating APC’s constitution”.
Reacting to this on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme, Agom-Eze said though the matter remains in court, she is the bonafide senatorial candidate of the party.