A group of concerned persons in the South East led by Mr. Brady Nwosu has said businessman and philanthropist, Prince Arthur Eze, should not be blamed for the outcome of the All Progressives Congress(APC) governorship primary.
He said some aspirants who thought they were popular took the primary for granted and did not prepare. “Instead of taking the outcome of the primary as part of democracy, they started raising groups to cast the blame on Eze accusing him of influencing the results.This is not fair and truthful” Nwosu said.
“Some of the aspirants who lost deployed foot soldiers and came up with a fake agreement purportedly made between Eze and Tony Nwoye, the winner of Anambra APC primary election. The purported agreement was that Eze would finance Nwoye’s election, and if he wins, Eze would nominate about eight choice commissioners, in addition to getting 10 percent of the states’ Internally Generated Revenue.
“Despite this, delegates were not deterred because they knew that the rumour was a lie. Because of the insinuations, Prince Eze had to leave the country and stay away to prove the rumourmongers wrong, even as Nwoye still won by popular mandate without Eze being around so as ot to be accused of influencing any outcome”Nwosu said.