Some persons want to substitute my name – Physically-challenged APC candidate in Kogi laments

Emmanuel Bob Adukwu, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for Ankpa State Constituency, has lamented that some forces in his party are plotting to replace him as the flag bearer in the 2023 Kogi House of Assembly election.

While sending his appeal to the Governor of the state, Yahaya Bello, Adukwu has via a statement made available to newsmen, said some persons have made a vow to remove his name as the flag bearer as APC candidate for Ankpa State Constituency because he is physically challenged.

He pleaded with Governor Bello to do justice to the matter.

He added that some persons have made a vow that they will remove his name and replace with the name of another candidate who didn’t partake in the primary election.

“Some persons have vowed that a physically challenged person would not represent Ankpa 1. This is the reason why they want to replace me. Is it a sin to be physically challenged?

“My physical condition does not affect my brain and intellect. Some forces are bent on thwarting the Governor’s efforts to ensure that the Disability Community is represented in the House of Assembly. I am a registered voter, with a voter’s card from my constituency. These persons are boasting that INEC nomination forms have been given to them to fill on the pretext that my APC membership registration was done in Lokoja,” he said.

Recall that Adukwu has been declared the winner of the APC Primary for Ankpa State Constituency with 20 votes to defeat two other aspirants.

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