Accuses elements in APC as being behind rumour

From Joseph Obukata, Warri

The governorship candidate of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) in Delta State, Dr Goodnews Agbi, has dismissed rumour making the round that he had withdrawn from the governorship race.

Agbi accused some persons in the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the state for allegedly orchestrating the withdrawal rumour.

He disclosed this while inaugurating the new executive of Oyede Ward 12, on Friday, February 3, charging the party faithful not to be swayed by cooked-up rumours that he was stepping down from the race.

He claimed that the rumour was coming from the camp of APC governorship candidate, Ovie Omo-Agege whom he allegedly orchestrated the plot by some elements in his ward to forge signatures in order to indicate that he had withdrawn from the 2023 governorship race.

He said that at a time they had threatened to ‘circulate fictitious and forged documents’ accusing him of having sympathy and working with Governor Ifeanyi Okowa who is the PDP vice presidential candidate.

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Agbi disclosed that the rumour making the round stemmed from a plot by a former ward chairman of the party who allegedly connived with the State secretary of the party to use fictitious elements from his home base in trying to malign and discredit him.

“You all should vote for me. I am the INEC-recognized governorship candidate of NNPP. I’m in the ballot box for March 11 2023 election. I am not stepping down. So all the Omo-Agege plots and propaganda will not dampen my spirit

“The erstwhile chairman is an agent of APC in the Ward, who in connivance with the State NNPP secretary, who is a cousin of Omo-Agege and from the unit/ward with him in Orogun, cooked up forged signatures of non-existing people in my Oyede ward 12, with fake suspension letter to tarnish my image”, the NNPP guber candidate alleges.

Agbi further lamented that the APC government has squeezed life out of ordinary Nigerians and should be voted out in the general election.

He contended that though the CBN monetary policy is good, the implementation is faulty adding that corrupt politician who was hoping of using “Tinubu’s billions to persecute the election will be highly disappointed”.

He said that he would not be deterred by the rumour of stepping down being orchestrated by the Omo-Agege’s camp, saying; “I’m not deterred and that will not stop me from exposing his corrupt deeds”.

He urged the party executive at the ward level to work assiduously for the party and stamp out any trace of Omo-Agege by giving him zero votes for his anti-Isoko posture.