The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, in Enugu State, Mr. Frank Nweke Jnr. has denied stepping down from the race.
There was a social media report that Nweke was now supporting the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, candidate, Barr. Peter Mbah.
But addressing a press conference on Friday, Nweke said there was no way he would step down when he was the most qualified among all the candidates.
He said, “Yesterday, an attention seeking propaganda mill reported that I stepped down for the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Peter Mbah.
“Please, tell everyone you know, that Frank Nweke Jr is in this governorship race to win it for the good of Enugu.
“I have never considered stepping down and I will never consider it. Ignore every information that reports or insinuates this.”
Nweke equally denied issuing a congratulatory message to Bola Ahmed Tinubu, describing it as “absolutely false and concocted from the imagination of a mischievous individual.
“I have never hidden the fact that I support Peter Obi and as I have often said, I am Frankly Obidient. My position on who I believe is most competent to lead our nation has not changed.”
He equally told the Senator-elect for Enugu North Senatorial zone, Barr. Okey Ezea to “stop sowing seeds of discord and disunity within our State and I wish he didn’t make such statements.
“As opinion leaders, political leaders or statesmen, we must be mindful of the opinions we hold and the words we speak.”
“Regardless of where the governor emerges from at any time, we must remember that the entire State is his or her constituency. Such statements only serve to create feelings of marginalisation and discontent, neither of which serves our progress in any form.”
Enugu Guber: I never stepped down from race – APGA candidate, Nweke