Candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the forthcoming gubernatorial election in Anambra State, Tony Nwoye, has accused former President Goodluck Jonathan of selling him out to Governor Willie Obiano during the 2013 governorship election in the state.
Nwoye, who currently represents Anambra East/West Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives, made the allegation on Wednesday when he appeared on Channels Television’s Politics Today.
He said: “Jonathan sold me out, which he later apologised anyway.
“I lost the election before because the then President Jonathan gave all the support to them – to Peter Obi who installed Obiano and that was why they kept me in court.”
“His men assisted people that I contested primaries with, and they kept me in court; I only campaigned for less than 10 days,” he added.
The APC aspirant, however, admitted that the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) was a “strong party” to beat in the state.
But he was confident that he would win the election, saying he would rely on his party’s support to defeat his co-contenders.
He said: “APGA is afraid of me, that is why they have been manufacturing propaganda. APGA is a strong party to beat but we believe that when we get the support of my people we are going to beat them.”
On the primary election that led to his emergence as the APC flag-bearer, he regretted that Senator Andy Uba was the only aggrieved person, despite his relationship with the senator.
“Nobody is aggrieved, the only person who is aggrieved is Dr Andy Uba. He was my then boss; he is the only person that was aggrieved, he is still aggrieved.
“I went severally (to meet with him), he refused to see me; I made phone calls, he refused to see me. What would you want me to do?” he questioned.