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Ngige has been vindicated-ACN



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Following the salvo shot by the ‘oga on top’ aspirant on APGA platform,Mr Oseloka Obaze, that Chris Ngige,Charles Soludo and Peter Obi signed agreements to cede the contest of governorship elections in 2014 Anambra State to those from his zone alone, our party challenged Mr Obaze to show proof or lose credibility.
Obaze chose to lose credibility because while we were waiting to do the magic than will convert his falsehood into the truth, extracts from our rejoinder was published , in FIDES of March30-April 5 edition ,alongside further comments from Mr Obaze where he was said to be referring to a ‘Gentleman’s agreement’.
Obaze also said he would rather not discuss with those he called ‘third parties’ in the matter.
Our further response forwarded to FIDES is as follows:
Thank you for granting us space in your widely read medium to counter the falsehood raised by Mr Oseloka Obaze, Secretary on the State Government and Governorship aspirant in APGA to the effect that Ngige signed an agreement to cede governorship ticket exclusively to persons from Anambra North Senatorial Zone in 2014.
Regarding the new issues raised by Mr Obaze in yet another interview published together with our response, in the March 30-April 5 edition, we react as follows:
The introduction of the term ‘GENTLEMAN’S AGREEMENT ‘ in the March 30-April 5 edition, is a deliberate twist ,in the face of an aspirant’s information inability to prove his assertion which in the first instance was engineered by ‘oga on top’ for him.
Mr Obaze’s reference which prompted our reaction was to a written agreement which he reportedly pointed to while being interviewed. Therefore his inability to publish the document even with a golden second chance provided is conclusive.
Obaze’s admission that he ‘was not a party to the said agreement ‘which he may also never have seen, lends credence to our view in the first and this second rejoinder that Obaze is relying on hearsay, having been outside Nigeria between 1991 and late 2012,a period spanning across the 2009-2010 pre-election activities.
That Obaze is expecting Senator Chris Ngige to speak directly to him on an agreement that does not exist is neither here nor there, because he (Obaze) was not a candidate in Anambra State governorship polls of 2010, while Ngige has not indicated his interest to run for 2014 governorship elections, so there is no common platform.
Besides, is it not a very big irony that Obaze wants to deal directly with those he imagines to have signed a phantom agreement, rather than cede that aspect of the discussion to Mr Peter Obi who he admits signed ‘and ‘has been keeping to the letters’ of the agreement’, rather than dishing out third-party propaganda?
However for purposes of general education, Senator Ngige stood election in 2010 as a candidate of our great party and could not have entered into such an agreement without involving the party, which is not run like APGA or other disorganized political parties.
Therefore, our parting shot on this matter is that our party is not a third party in this matter. So the general public should disregard Obaze’s indiscretion on this failed attempt to miniaturise Anambra State and let mediocrity reign,purely in the interest of a few.

Okelo Madukaife
State Publicity Secretary


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