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Ex-APC Chairman declines requests to vie for Enugu governorship position

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Dr Ben Nwoye, immediate past Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Enugu State, has declined appeals from different quarters to contest in the governorship primaries of the party in 2023.
Nwoye, who disclosed this in a statement he personally signed on Tuesday in Enugu, expressed his sincere thanks to all those who donated money to advance his political ambition, adding that he has commenced the process of refunding all donations to the respective donors.
According to him, “in the course of my consultation, I met with party men and women and informed them of my intention to serve the people of Enugu State at the highest office of the land by running for the position of Governor in 2023.
“They were excited at the news. Many of them started forming political action groups to mobilise necessary support for me to achieve my ambition.
“I disclosed my dream for a New Enugu State, and I was informed that I have the blueprint to move Enugu State forward.
“I also disclosed my plan for sustaining and improving the peace we enjoy in Enugu State. But more importantly, I shared with them my ideas on how to add prosperity to the lives of every resident of the state, as it is my sincere belief that peace without prosperity is not sustainable in a 21st century economy.
“I met with students who were forced back home as a result of the ASUU strike. Some of the students have already spent seven years in the University for five-year Courses due to no fault of their own.
“I talked to them about my idea of a New Enugu where we can inject direct State intervention to all tertiary institutions in the State to prevent the frequency of strikes in State-owned universities and polytechnics in Enugu State,” he said.
Nwoye, who is the Federal Commissioner representing South East zone in the Federal Consumer Competition Protection Commission, noted that despite the unprecedented hike in the participatory fees, he was urged to run by some students.
He noted that the students donated N63,000 to assist him purchase the nomination form, adding that he received N50,000 from a widow who is a retired civil servant for the same purpose.
The ex-Chairman disclosed that he also received N5,000 from a young entrepreneur who had never met him but believed that together they could embark on the journey of creating a peaceful and prosperous Enugu State.
“I received donations from my friends in the United States, Port Harcourt, Lagos, Abuja, Maiduguri, Kano and Warri, who want me to join the race so that they can come home and help me build a New Enugu State,” he said.
He said that he is deeply indebted to all those who made enormous financial sacrifices for him to join the race for the Gubernatorial primary under the platform of the APC but refused to oblige them because the party is unsettled in the state.  (

(NAN)
Ex-APC Chairman declines requests to vie for Enugu governorship position

Dr Ben Nwoye, immediate past Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Enugu State, has declined appeals from different quarters to contest in the governorship primaries of the party in 2023.

Nwoye, who disclosed this in a statement he personally signed on Tuesday in Enugu, expressed his sincere thanks to all those who donated money to advance his political ambition, adding that he has commenced the process of refunding all donations to the respective donors.

According to him, “in the course of my consultation, I met with party men and women and informed them of my intention to serve the people of Enugu State at the highest office of the land by running for the position of Governor in 2023.

“They were excited at the news. Many of them started forming political action groups to mobilise necessary support for me to achieve my ambition.

“I disclosed my dream for a New Enugu State, and I was informed that I have the blueprint to move Enugu State forward.

“I also disclosed my plan for sustaining and improving the peace we enjoy in Enugu State. But more importantly, I shared with them my ideas on how to add prosperity to the lives of every resident of the state, as it is my sincere belief that peace without prosperity is not sustainable in a 21st century economy.

“I met with students who were forced back home as a result of the ASUU strike. Some of the students have already spent seven years in the University for five-year Courses due to no fault of their own.

“I talked to them about my idea of a New Enugu where we can inject direct State intervention to all tertiary institutions in the State to prevent the frequency of strikes in State-owned universities and polytechnics in Enugu State,” he said.

Nwoye, who is the Federal Commissioner representing South East zone in the Federal Consumer Competition Protection Commission, noted that despite the unprecedented hike in the participatory fees, he was urged to run by some students.

He noted that the students donated N63,000 to assist him purchase the nomination form, adding that he received N50,000 from a widow who is a retired civil servant for the same purpose.

The ex-Chairman disclosed that he also received N5,000 from a young entrepreneur who had never met him but believed that together they could embark on the journey of creating a peaceful and prosperous Enugu State.

“I received donations from my friends in the United States, Port Harcourt, Lagos, Abuja, Maiduguri, Kano and Warri, who want me to join the race so that they can come home and help me build a New Enugu State,” he said.

He said that he is deeply indebted to all those who made enormous financial sacrifices for him to join the race for the Gubernatorial primary under the platform of the APC but refused to oblige them because the party is unsettled in the state. (

(NAN)

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