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Ogah to challenge Ikpeazu in Abia guber contest


Uchechukwu Ogah

The former Abia State governorship aspirant in the 2015 general election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Uche Ogah, would contest in next year’s election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) against the incumbent, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of the PDP.

Ogah, who is now an APC chieftain, disclosed this to journalists on the sideline during the meeting of APC wards, local government area, zone and executives convened, hosted by the former governor of the state governor, Chief Orji Uzor Kalu, also a chieftain of the APC, at his Camp Neya country home in Igbere, Bende Council.

Ogah lost the 2015 PDP governorship ticket during the primary contest to Ikpeazu and unsuccessfully challenged Ikpeazu’s declaration as winner of the election at different levels of courts and thereafter decamped from the PDP to the APC.


Ogah told party members of the need to build a new Abia to bring about what he called a revolution, adding: “You have asked me out, I am going to work for you, because I have what it takes and will take to take Abia to greater heights, where the youths have a future without dichotomy and sectionalism.”

Kalu, in his address, stressed the need for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari, whom he said loves the Southeast and has done, within three years for the zone, what his PDP predecessors did not do in the 16 years they held office.

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