Frank Nweke Jr, the gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance has debunked rumours of his withdrawal from the gubernatorial race, calling it the work of political desperados determined to keep Enugu in a web of lies and ineptitude.
In a statement released to the press on Thursday, March 2, 2023, the leading governorship candidate said the upsurge in misinformation, malignment, and outright fake news against him within 72 hours was a testament to the acceptance of his message of awakening in Enugu State.
Apart from the news of his withdrawal, he noted that other claims of his congratulatory message to Tinubu and the purported assertion to approve ranches for herdsmen upon winning the election were both lies.
“Their anger is that the citizens have woken up and are ready to take back our State. Through my campaign, I have not, and I will not engage in their politics of character assassination and bitterness.
“Instead, I will focus on how Enugu will have water, how Enugu will be clean, how our roads will be smooth, how our youths can begin to dream again, and how technology will be harnessed for the progress of everyone. I focus on getting Ndi Enugu to know that the Okuko Igbo symbol on the ballot paper is where their fingerprint must go on March 11” he stated.
He further invited Enugu’s people to join his media interviews on Saturday and Sunday. He noted that he would be on Solid 100.9FM on Saturday morning at 10 am, on Twitter Space at 8 pm, and on Sunday, on Facebook Live at 8 pm.