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Senatorial Ticket: Oyegun, Others Shun Ekwunife At APC National Secretariat

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Senator Uche Ekwunife’s controvercial journey to the All Progressives Congress (APC) might suddenly hit the rock, as the national chairman of the APC, Odiegie-John Oyegun and other members of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) on Tuesday, shunned the former PDP senator at the national Secretariat of the party in Abuja.

Ekwunife who formally announced her defection to APC at the weekend from the People Democratic Party (PDP), made a surprise appearance at the national Secretariat of APC at about 1pm in a Mercedeze Viano black colour, with registration number BWR 180 RP was seen moving from one office to the other without any of the party officials attending to the new member.

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Dependable sources at the party House told newsmen that the national chairman of APC was not billed to see the former senator.

One of the sources said that the former senator was at the party Secretariat to lobby the party leaders for her to secure Anambra senatorial ticket without going through the primary.

When newsmen approached the stranded defector to clarify some issues regarding her defection she simply look the other way and said she was not in the mood to talk.

Ekwunife at the weekend revealed that she joined the APC because the PDP was no longer interested in winning the Anambra Central senatorial election which is expected to hold in March.

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She said part of her reason was to ensure that her people are well and equitably represented and have a voice in the national government.

Reacting to the development, Minister for Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, had however said that the former PDP senator will not be given an automatic ticket to contest for the Anambra Central Senatorial election in March, 2016.

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