The former Abia State Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Emma Nwaka has denied endorsing the candidacy of Prof Uche Ikonne, the Abia State PDP governorship candidate, profjaysblog gathered.
Following the news making the rounds on the social media that Senator Emma Nwaka who pulled out of Abia PDP gubernatorial primaries on account of the irregularities which characterised the three-man delegates election has warmly received and endorsed the purported winner of the primary election, Prof. Uche Ikonne, our reporter enquired from Senator Emma Nwaka whether he has endorsed Prof Ikonne.
Senator Emma Nwaka informed our correspondent that Ambassador Philips had called to say he will be visiting him with no hint at all that he will be coming with Prof. Ikonne, the PDP governorship candidate.
Surprisingly, Ambassador Philips arrived in the company of Prof. Ikonne and Hon. Uko Nkole. Senator Emma Nwaka said he had no choice but to play host to them.
Ikonne made a pitch for Nwaka’s support but the latter emphatically said it’s beyond him. He elaborated by saying that he is aware that the people of Isuikwuato/Umunneochi District whose turn it is to produce the next governor of Abia State have not given up on their quest. Besides, the 3-man delegates election which formed the foundation of Ikonne’s emergence is being hotly contested in court so the issue of his supporting anyone at this point should not arise.
Senator Emma Nwaka concluded that it is unfortunate that what was purely a private visit has been twisted out of context to become an endorsement.
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