By Ikechukwu Okaforadi
The leadership of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) in Ebonyi State on Monday denied hiking prices of forms and extorting House of Assembly aspirants.
Over 25 State House of Assembly aspirants had at the weekend protested and petitioned the national leadership of the party, asking its Chairman, Abdullahi Adamu, to warn the State APC chairman, Stanley Okoro to stop extorting and screening them out.
Okoro, had, however frowned at the allegation against his person, describing it as a sham, phoney and feigned.
He described the purported House of Assembly aspirants as desperate individuals who want to create tension, and hit up the polity in Ebonyi, ahead of the 2023 general election.
He said the APC is prepared to win the election and continue with the leadership of the state.
“Why do some people take pleasure in hitting up the polity for no just reason. I also learnt that the aspirants who purchased their expression of interest and nomination forms at Abuja are claiming that they have petitioned the National leadership and other stakeholders of the party to intervene over the most foolish allegation.
“This shows how desperate and confused people can be over nothing. Lawyers will always say “you cannot place something on nothing and expect it to stand”. Let them continue to display their desperation and torment”.