The Action Alliance (AA) has cautioned its governorship candidate in Imo State, Ugwumba Uche Nwosu, against canvassing for President Muhammadu Buhari’s reelection next year.
National Chairman of the party, Ken Udeze, told journalists in Owerri yesterday that the party would not hesitate to sanction him (Nwosu) if he fails to heed the party’s directives.He disclosed that the party has already adopted candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as its preferred candidate for the 2019 election, adding that AA will deliver Nwosu with or without support from the presidency
“The party has made it clear that we have already adopted Atiku Abubakar at the level of the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) and we have also drawn his (Nwosu)’s attention to that.
“So, we have addressed the issue. We have stressed the need for him to focus on his governorship ambition, as long as he is using the AA platform. “But if he disobeys, the party will sanction him. The party will definitely disown him, that is, if he continues to identify with or support President Buhari’s reelection.”
“We have also assured him that our party will do everything humanly possible to make sure he wins election with or without any support or any interest from the presidency and that is the position of the party,” he said. Udeze also used the opportunity to canvass for support of Imo people for the party, saying: “They should look beyond Nwosu being a son in-law to the Governor Rochas Okorocha.
“They should rather focus on his vigour and zeal, and particularly the manifesto of Action Alliance. So, we are calling on Imo people to support our party en masse during the election.”