The All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) candidate for the 2019 election in Abia State, Dr. Alex Otti, is still very much in the race and has not stepped down for anybody.
A letter signed by Director, Media and Publicity of Alex Otti Campaign Organisa tion, Kazie Uko, said the report by an online media blog, that Dr. Otti has stepped down for the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate, Uche Ogah, is false and deliberate attempt by desperate politicians to demoralise and confuse Abia electorate.
“The Otti Campaign Organisation urges Ndi Abia to remain focused in our resolve to vote Dr. Otti, on Saturday, thereby, enthroning credible leadership at the Government House in Abia State, and not be distracted by false rumours by rejected and hopeless politicians and their collaborators in the fake media.
“Last Friday, the Accord Party governorship candidate, Emeka Uwakolam, led his deputy and teeming number of his party members to the Alex Otti Campaign Organisation, where he formally stepped down for Dr. Otti, declaring that the APGA candidate stands tall above all the other candidates in the race.
“This development, which elicited excitement and hope across the political skyline of Abia State, must have obviously sent shock waves across the camps of the opposition APC and the People’s Democratci Party (PDP), prompting them to resort to fake news and propaganda by enemies of the state.
“Abia people should rest assured that Dr. Otti is determined to win the March 9 election on the platform of APGA, and will not trade that for anything. Just like we did in 2015, APGA will win the 2019 election, this time with even wider margin.
“We urge Ndi Abia to remain vigilant and not allow anybody to pull wool over our eyes, as we conclude the journey to reclaim our dear state next Saturday, from the hands of marauders, who have plundered the state for past 20 years.”