The running mate to the All Progressives Grand Alliance Governorship Candidate in the forthcoming Anambra Governorship election, Professor Lilian Oroegbu has debunked reports of her withdrawal from the race.
In her statement on Tuesday, Oroegbu affirmed that she hasn’t stepped down and has no plan of doing so.
The female candidate added that she remained committed to joint ticket with Chukwuma Umeoji.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had in the first published list, named Umeoji and Oroegbu as Governorship and deputy governorship candidates of APGA. The names were, whoever, later cancelled after controversies broke out between Umeoji and his opposing parallel rival, Charles Chukwuma Soludo over the validity of their candidacies.
APGA’s two factions produced separate candidates for the polls after their primary elections. The matter still hangs in court even though Soludo has been named the rightful candidate by the Court of Appeal (Kano Division).
While the litigations drag, rumours came up that Oroegbu has planned to withdraw from the race. But she denies it, saying she’s going nowhere.
“I trust the process that made INEC to initially publish my name and believes my name will eventually be published when the Court of Appeal affirms the Owerri High Court judgment that declared Hon. Chukwuma Umeoji as the validly nominated candidate of the Party,” she said.
“They will also change their story further now that that the time in their story for Prof Lilian Oroegbu to purportedly step down has passed.”
She assure the party faction of her commitment and pledged her unwavering support to Umeoji who she prayed, would be the Anambra State Governor and that she would be the deputy so as to restore and bring prosperity to Anambra State.