The People’s Democratic Party PDP Deputy Governorship Candidate, Barr. Phillip Okey Igwe has called on his supporters and adherents to remain calm in the face of what he described as purported substitution.
This is according to a statement he personally signed wherein he appreciated his supporters for standing by him and for showing concern stressing that he has committed his soul, resources and energy to the course of victory for the PDP since his nomination alongside his late boss.
Recall that the late PDP Governorship candidate Prof. Uche Ikonne whose death was announced last month had Hon. Okey Igwe as his running mate.
Igwe who in his latest statement said he has accepted the passing of his boss allbeit painfully, as the will of divinity, maintained that his candidature subsists in accordance with the constitution and the Electoral Act.
See full statement below 👇👇👇👇
PDP Deputy Governorship Candidate, Barr. Phillip Okey Igwe Calls on Supporters and Fans to Remain Calm in the Face of Purported Substitution
I wish to use this medium to thank all my supporters, fans and all Abians of good will for your phone calls and show of concern in the face of attempted substitution of my candidature as the duly nominated and subsisting deputy gubernatorial candidate of the PDP, Abia State for the 2023 General Elections.
I have committed my soul, resources and energy to the course of victory for our party since my nomination alongside my late boss. My boss passed, and I have accepted his passing, albeit painfully, as the will of divinity. Yet, my candidature subsists in accord with the constitution and our Electoral Act.
Indeed, certain entrenched interests that are and were opposed to what Prof and myself represented towards charting the course of a new, sustainable Abia, have arisen against me. I will advise them to see reason, exercise due caution and understand that their attempt to unlawfully subvert my candidature shall fail and worse still render the entire PDP gubernatorial candidature inchoate – that will amount to pulling the rug from the under the feet of our great party.
Finally, I want to charge all my supporters to remain law-abiding and stay the course towards victory. Attempted perfidy shall surely fail. God bless you all.
Hon. Phillip Okey Igwe, Esq.
Member ABHA Umuneochi State Constituency
PDP Deputy Governorship Candidate