Abia Rejoice—the political arm of Dr Uche Ogah has debunked reports that it has endorsed a particular candidate in the coming gubernatorial election in Abia state.
It described anyone that claimed that the organization has pitched its support for any candidate as an interloper who is using the name of the Organization to pursue his personal interest.
In a statement made available to the press on Wednesday morning, the Public Relations Officer of Abia Rejoice, Chief Daniel Ofomere said the organization did not endorse any gubernatorial candidate from any political party for the forthcoming elections.
He noted that the alleged endorsement of Alex Otti by Mr Chibuzo Solomon okogbuo was personal and without the consent of Dr Uche Ogah and the leadership of Abia Rejoice
According to him, “Abia Rejoice stands where other Abians are standing. We have three senatorial zones and it is the turn of Abia North to produce the Governor of Abia state. Dr Alex Otti is from Abia Central and his deputy is from Abia North. It is therefore illogical to adopt Alex Otti and direct our members to do so.
Speaking further he said, “We are using this opportunity to inform the general public to disregard the unfounded and misleading information. Let it be clear that Abia Rejoice has integrity to protect and can not go against Abia’s charter of equity.
“We therefore, advise members of the public not to be misled by anybody or group of individuals who are out to use the name of Abia Rejoice to engage in illegal transaction, cheat or defraud unsuspecting members of the public. Such a person is an interloper who is using the name of the Organization to pursue his personal interest.
“Much as the Organization recognized the right of any individual to associate or endorse any candidate or political party of their choice, we use this medium to make it categorically clear that the Organization has not declared support or endorsed any candidate or party with respect to the forthcoming general elections.
“Those peddling such rumours are mischief makers who wish to tarnish the reputation of Abia Rejoice .It is only plausible for us to maintain neutrality on the political parties while we continue to support equity and fairness in Abia state” the statement reads