Ebonyi LG polls: Anxiety in Ebonyi over Nwifuru’s refusal to endorse chairmen

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Anxiety is mounting among members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi State following Governor Francis Nwifuru’s refusal to endorse the incumbent council chairmen for a second term.

The Ebonyi State Independent Electoral Commission (EBSIEC) has scheduled council elections for July 20, 2024.

During a State Executive Committee Meeting of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Governor Nwifuru endorsed only two out of the 13 council chairmen for re-election.

The chairmen endorsed by the governor are Sunday Nwankwo of Ikwo and Ajah Chinonso of Ohaozara local government areas.

The governor, it was learnt, asked the remaining 11 chairmen to go back and get stakeholders’ endorsement from their respective council areas.

Following the directive, the party quickly inaugurated a zoning committee with Senator Obinna Ọgba as the chairman which began seating today.

The governor’s order has thrown the camp of the chairmen into a state of anxiety, The Nation gathered, as some of them are said not to be on good terms with key stakeholders in their areas.

It was gathered that some of them have been running from pillar to post trying to pacify the stakeholders to endorse them.

Chairmen of Edda, Chima Ekumankama, and Onicha, Chidiebere Agwu got endorsements from their stakeholders and have thus proceeded to purchase their forms.

Ivo Chairman, Emmanuel Ajah told Journalist on Wednesday that he has also secured the endorsement of the majority of the stakeholders in his area.

He stated this at the party’s secretariat on Wednesday after he procured the nomination and expression of interest forms from the party.

He promised to ensure adequate security and peace in the border Council area which is a gateway to Enugu and Abia states.

Agwu on his part, promised to spread more democracy dividends to all communities in the council.

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