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Council chairmen who work hard for bye-election victory will get second term – Ebonyi APC chair, Emegha

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The Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Ebonyi State Chapter, Stanley Okoro Emegha, on Monday said local government chairmen that perform well in the forthcoming Ebonyi South Senatorial Zone bye-election will be given second term tickets.

Emegha made this known in a statement signed and made available to newsmen in Abakaliki, capital of Ebonyi State.

He emphasized that chairmen of the council areas must perform convincingly towards the victory of the party’s senatorial candidate, Anthony Okorie Ani.

Emegha was reacting to a statement credited to him where he allegedly said no council chairmen will return for second term in office.

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The statement reads in part: “I stated categorically clear that any chairman who did not win convincingly the Ebonyi South Senatorial District bye-election with about 85 to 95% of the ballot cast will not be given ticket to participate in the forthcoming local government area poll.

“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.”

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He however, urged the citizens and members of the party to disregard any information circulating within the state, that chairmen of the council areas won’t return for the second term.

“I want the people of Ebonyi State as a matter of good conscience and public good to totally disregard it,” he added.

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