Umahi claims his challenger for Ebonyi South Senatorial ticket, Agom-Eze asked him for N20m

Princess Ann Agom-Eze and Umahi

Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, has claimed that his main challenger for the Ebonyi South Senatorial District All Progressives Congress ticket, Ann Agom-Eze, asked him for N20.

Umahi stated this on Friday during an interview on Arise TV.

The governor said Agom-Eze has no right to challenge his emergence as the APC candidate because she was never the party’s candidate.

KEMI FILANI NEWS recalls that APC suspended and expelled Agom-Eze from the party owing to alleged gross misconduct.

Umahi said, “There was a primary election of APC for Ebonyi South senatorial zone on May 28th, upon which Ann Agom-Eze came second by winning two votes and Austin Umahi won by 283 votes. By the electoral act, Austin became the candidate of the party.

“There was never at any time that Agom-Eze became the candidate of the party.

“Let me say this, if it is said that some men don’t have honour, shouldn’t women also have honour?

“Ann sent me a text message when she came to negotiate for N20 million that I should give to her. I didn’t say no.

“She sent me a WhatsApp message acknowledging that she withdrew on her own without any influence. What was her withdrawal for? There is no provision for the second runner-up in primary election in the 2022 Electoral Act to withdraw. She withdrew under oath from contesting any further primaries of APC in Ebonyi State.

“There were about five events that would have afforded Agom-Eze the opportunity to challenge… she is working for the PDP candidate because in all these things she has not been very close to being the candidate of the party. I have not used my position unduly at all.”

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