Sunday, 4 February 2018

BREAKING: Youngest Abia House of Assembly Candidate `withdrawal from the 2019 Race. Defect to APC

Ahead of the March 2nd House of Assembly election, the Accord Party’s candidate for Ohafia South State Constituency, RTR. Engr. Arua Goodluck, has dumped his party, AP for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abia state. gives reasons

RTR. Engr. Arua Goodluck, on Friday 1st Feb. stepped aside from the House of Assembly race to help build a coalition to defeat the Peoples Democratic Party in the March 2nd, 2019 election. 

In a statement issued to ABN TV by the spokesperson for the Arua Goodluck Campaign Team, Hon. Nwoke K. was quoted as saying that his decision to withdraw from the race followed extensive discussions with Ohafian's at home and in the Diaspora. 

In the discussion, the Candidate, who is currently the Abia Sate Co-ordinator to the United State Young African Leaders Initiatives (YALI ABIA) and Founder of My Talent Africa Movement said he has finally accepted to use his current international appointments to serve the People of Ohafia better and also join his coalition with APC and Ensure Dr Anya Inyima, Chief Nnamdi Orji, Dr Oji Uzo Kalu and Dr. Uche Ogah emerges winners in the 2019 Election.

Speaking while formally declaring for the party (APC), at a ceremony held in Ohafia local government areas, on Thursday, Arua Goodluck explained that he decided to join the APC to ensure that Ohafia people enjoy dividends of democracy which he said, had eluded them as occasioned by the Peoples Democratic Party’s misrule in the Constituency.

The candidate disclosed that he cross-carpeted with twenty-four thousands of his supporters under his coalition, including Accord Party members in all the five words in Ohafia South State Constituency of Abia.
He said, “It is my ardent belief that this broad coalition for a viable alternative has now become more than ever before, an urgent mission for and on behalf of Ohafia citizens. I have therefore chosen to lead the way in demonstrating the much needed patriotic sacrifice for our constituency revival and redirection.

“So, like you know, working together is winning together. The APC, they are credible people, people that I know, that feel what we feel. There is no point in isolating myself.
“We have to come together and take this power out from incompetent people. In Abia ” there is no point in splitting this votes. Let us give it to the people who feel what we feel. We will all work to ensure Dr. Uche Ogah emerges Abia governor come March 2019″.

“I wish to state that over the past two months, I have been in private, but extended talks with other candidates to birth a coalition that would allow Ohafian's to exercise their choice without feeling helplessly encumbered by the #PDP.
“While the deliberations continued, In ever hesitated for a moment in my willingness and determination to sacrifice my candidacy in order to facilitate the emergence of the envisaged strong and viable alternative that Ohafia could identify with in our collective search for a new

“Arua Goodluck also said, “despite resistance from the Accord Party on these and other issues, I have decided that it is now necessary to show by action and example my determination on this issue by stepping down my candidacy so as to focus squarely on building the coalition to a logical conclusion.
“We have no right to allow citizens give in to despair.  We will #Fight4Ohafia together and prove to all that the mess, which the political class has now become, should not be allowed to destroy our spirits and community. We are also determined to ensure that the message keeps resonating that our beloved constituency deserves better, and that we will get the best that we deserve.”

He added, “From last year, when I joined the House of Assembly race, I made it clear to Ohafian's that according to his mentors the constituency has always had a 20-year cycle of change – 1958, 1979, and 1999. As such, 2019 begins another 20-year cycle, and together with all Ohafians of good will, I stand ready to play my part to ensure that we do not miss this golden opportunity to sing a new song.
“There is no more time to waste. Let’s get to work!”

His words, “I have formally expressed my intention and desire to be where my people are, and that is APC.
Meanwhile, He thanked Ohafian's, including campaign donors and volunteers, who supported Him, saying that “every money donated to the campaign and funds spent will be accounted for in the coming days.”



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