Group endorses Umeh’s defection to LP
•Condemns alleged conspiracy against him at APGA’s primary election
Anambra Central Peoples Forum (ACPF) said it has endorsed Victor Umeh’s defection to the Labour Party (LP), insisting that he would achieve his ambition of clinching the seat for Anambra Central Senatorial zone.
The Chairman of the forum, Mr. Chris Achebe, said they have equally condemned alleged conspiracy meted out against Umeh by the leadership of All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) during the party’s Anambra Central Senatorial primary election, which resulted in his defeat by Dozie Nwankwo, last month.
Fielding questions from newsmen in Onitsha, yesterday, Achebe explained that Umeh is unstoppable, assuring that he will win the Anambra Central Senatorial seat, adding that he has been there before and should be allowed to continue to provide quality representation to the people.
He said the Senator made positive impact and provided democratic dividends to the people within the few years he was in the Senate.
While condemning the alleged conspiracy by APGA, Achebe noted that the Anambra Central Senatorial district primary election was flawed and did not reflect the people’s wish.
It would be recalled that Nwankwo polled 162 votes to defeat Umeh, who scored 151 votes out of 320 votes cast at the Anambra Central Senatorial district primary of APGA.
Umeh had accused the APGA leadership of conspiracy against him, alleging that the APGA primary election was flawed.
He added: “What has happened now is that the door that was temporary closed has been opened.
“The decision on who will represent Anambra Central Senatorial district will be made by the people and not a handful of persons.”