The immediate past Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu, has said he is still in the Abia governorship race contrary to speculations in certain quarters that he has given up his ambition as a result of an alleged truce among aspirants of Ukwa-Ngwa extraction to produce a consensus candidate.
Wogu, who made the clarifications in a press conference at his Aba country home on Saturday, said there was never a time any meeting was held among governorship aspirants from Ukwa-Ngwa for the purpose of producing a consensus candidate.
He described as bogus and deceptive campaign strategy, the claim by some aspirants that they had been endorsed by the state governor.
Wogu, who said he had the endorsement of God, enjoined Abians to disregard the rumour that the governor had anointed a particular candidate as his successor.
His said, “Candidates can either emerge through election, consensus or compromise, and as much as I know, non of these has taken place in Abia.”
He expressed optimism that a level playing ground would be provided for all aspirants at the forthcoming Peoples Democratic Party primaries.
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