2023: PDP Clears Opposition Spokesperson, Ikenga Ugochinyere For House Of Reps

2023: PDP Clears Opposition Spokesperson, Ikenga Ugochinyere For House Of Reps

By Deborah Musa, Abuja

The National Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party  has cleared Opposition Spokesperson, Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere to contest for the Federal House of Representatives seat .

Ugochinyere was also issued a Certificate of Qualification which is the highest level of clearance for any candidate to contest election in the Party as compared to the provisional certificate earlier given.

THE spokesperson of the Coalition for United Political Parties(CUPP) was presented the clearance certificate by the party’s National Organising Secretary, thus confirming earlier statement by Senator Samuel Anyanwu, National Secretary of the party that Ugochinyere was not disqualified, contrary to media speculations that the CUPP spokesperson was eased out of the race.

The NWC had resolved that going by records in the Party Secretariat, Mr. Ugochinyere was cleared and that reports of his purported disqualification were mere fabrications and rumours from adversaries and not from any national officer of the Party or indeed the Party.

While reaction to the presentation of the Certificate of Qualification, Ikenga Ugochinyere hailed the PDP leadership led by Sen. Iyorchia Ayu for the presenting him with the certificate which clears the pathway for him to contest the primaries describing the act as evidence of Sen. Ayu’s commitment to a transparent, free and fair process.

Ugochinyere further thanked party at both the State and Local Government and also the Nigerian public for their support and confidence which they reposed in him pledging that he would ensure he does not disappoint the people. 

He also expressed confidence that he would emerge victorious at the Party primaries and also vowed to lead the PDP to landslide victory in the Federal Constituency at the general election.

He said “I was called by the leadership of the party that the National Working Committee has given me the certificate of qualification which is always given after review of screening report and appeal report, and I guess the party took that part to be able to dispel tension and the rumour of my purported disqualification.

 “It is painful that the screening panel that came to Imo to screen, and qualified me for the election and there was no single petition and then the appeal panel also cleared me, copies of those documents were given to the state chapter of the party and acknowledged which I also have and then it was unfortunate that three days after, we started hearing stories that I have been disqualified. It was baseless, it has no basis” he said

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