Ebonyi APC Chairman Describes As Falsehood, Ill - Fated Media Report Of "No 2nd Term For Council Chairmen In Ebonyi.

By Jacob Ogodo

The Chairman, All Peoples Congress (APC), Ebonyi state, Chief Stanley Okorie Emegha has described as irritable falsehood and ill-fated media report which says "No 2nd Term For Council Chairmen in Ebonyi accredited to him and his office, saying that he never at any point made such comment.

In a statement he issued and made available to newsmen in Abakaliki, Emegha said the report was most despicable because such never transpired during the Ebonyi South stakeholders' meeting at the Centenary City residence of the Honorable Minister of Works, Chief David Umahi as quoted.

It could be recalled that some sections of the social media published a report qouting Emegha to have said "No 2nd Term for Council Chairmen in Ebonyi".

"I received with absolute shock and consternation the publication in some sections of the social media which maliciously and intentionally cast aspersion and defamation on my personality and the office of the chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi State which I occupy.

"While addressing party members during the engagement which took place on Friday, 26th January, 2024, I stated categorically clear that any chairman who did not win convincingly the Ebonyi South Senatorial District bye-election on Saturday the 3rd day of February with about 85 to 95% of the ballot cast will not be given ticket to participate in the forthcoming local government area poll.

"Similarly, the same charge was extended to other government functionaries so that the party could secure the people's mandate and cruise to victory at the end of the day.

"Actually, they were all persuaded to do the needful but with a clause to comply strictly with the rules guiding the game.

"For more emphasis, I never mentioned the council chairmen of the thirteen local government areas in the state as being purported by the disgruntled and unscrupulous elements hiding under the cloak of journalism to display their ignorance and hatred for good governance.

"Therefore, I wish to sternly advise the originator of that delusion called media publication and other accomplices to desist and never attempt to toe that line of action capable of disrupting the peaceful atmosphere the Governor of Ebonyi State, Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru has given to the people.

"On this note, I want the people of Ebonyi State as a matter of good conscience and public good to totally disregard the falsehood purveyed by individuals who allowed themselves to be used by enemies of the state.