- To contest party’s 2021 guber ticket
- Gives condition of free and fair primaries
Igboeli Arinze, FCT- News reaching the standpointng.com yesterday has it that two time guber candidate in the 2013 and 2017 Anambra Guber Elections , Honorable Tony Nwoye is set to defect to the People’s Democratic Party with his supporters.
Nwoye, who was the anchorman for youths under the auspices of the Buhari/ Osinbajo Campaign Organization for the 2019 elections was alleged to have announced his defection yesterday to a number of his supporters in a closed door meeting in Nsugbe yesterday.
Giving reasons for his defection, Nwoye stated that the party(APC) had much been unfair to him given his dedication and commitment to the party. He accused a number of leaders of the party at the state and national levels of bad faith, describing them as people who wanted to pull him down at all times and remain as tin gods.
“ I came into the APC with my resources and my determination to turn the party around, I won the guber ticket and proceeded to make the party the number one state in Anambra but for certain leaders at the state and national levels who decided to sabotage our efforts in 2017, we would have won the elections.
Even after the betrayal, I stayed put, I participated in the congresses and the general elections and I was still not appreciated”
According to thestandpointng.com , it was gathered that Nwoye’s defection had begun three months ago after he narrowly missed the ministerial slot to Chris Ngige.
There were alleged rumors of his numerous political trysts with renown PDP leaders such as the running mate to Atiku Abubakar, Peter Obi and the National Chairman of the party, Uche Secondus.
Nwoye, in these meetings had alleged that all he wanted from the party was a level playing field in the course of the primaries for the forthcoming guber elections.
With this development Nwoye will have to square it off with the likes of Uche Ekwunife, Chris Azubogu, Godwin Maduka, Godwin Ezeemo, Oseloka Obaze and a host of other top party faithfuls who are angling to fly the party’s flag.
For the APC the coast is now clear for the troika of Engineer Johnbosco Onunkwo, George Moghalu and Senator Nnamdi Uba to vie for the ticket without worrying about Nwoye, at least for the primaries.