Anambra Young Professionals Forum Disclaims Press Release Calling For Uba’s Disqualification. AYPF says they have no business with politics “following a press release yesterday allegedly sponsored by a group claiming to be young professionals under the aegis of Anambra Young Professionals Forum where the group called for the disqualification of Senator Andy Uba of the APC, the group’s leadership has denied issuing such a statement calling for the disqualification of the senator.
The group said this in a statement it issued in Awka, Anambra State. The statement was signed by Dr. Okey Onwughalu and Mr. Samuel Nnadozie.
It has come to our notice that one Chukwudi Okongwu issued a press release in our group’s name where he unilaterally called for the disqualification of Senator Andy Uba from contesting the primary election of the All Progressives Congress for the November 18 elections.
This Chukwudi Okongwu in that statement alleged that Uba was not qualified to govern Anambra for a number of petty reasons which smacks of portraying AYPF as a group of hirelings and gangsters rather than as professionals that we are.
AYPF as a body of professionals wish to state that at no point in time did the AYPF meet to discuss the qualification or disqualification of any aspirant, whether he be in the APC or any other party as we as a group do not concern ourselves with the business of any political party, so for anybody to issue a statement in our name , in Abuja for that matter is wrong and criminal of such a fellow who is even unknown to us as a group.
This is not to say that We are not interested in politics, we are very interested but we as a group are non partisan. We have never met in Abuja, no, we hold our meetings in Anambra here, issue our statements or communiques here, so for anybody to illegally use our name in Abuja for the purpose besmirching the name of any candidate is wrong and smacks of impersonation. “