The Spokesman of the Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP), Ikenga Imo Ugochinyere has disowned petition to President Muhammadu Buhari against the Senatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Natasha Akpoti.
Ugochinyere accussed agents of Kogi state All Progressives Congress (APC) for what he called desperation to tarnish Akpoti’s reputation out of fear of her impending victory at the polls.
The CUPP spokesman, in a statement said: “The attention of the Spokesperson of the Coalition of United Political Parties has been drawn to a letter purportedly written by the coalition to President Muhammadu Buhari against Barr. Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan wherein claims were made that she imported Niger Delta militants to Okene during a rally which she organized.
“I wish to disassociate myself and the leadership of the CUPP from the said letter which was not authored or signed by my humble self or the Secretary of the Coalition High Chief Peter Ameh.
“The Public should Ignore the letter which agents of APC desperate to tarnish the reputation of Mrs. Akpoti-Uduaghan having seen that the people of Kogi Central have endorsed her as the next person to represent them as Senator in the National Assembly and should desist from doing anything to undermine her legitimate quest.
“I hereby call that the letter be disregarded by the authorities that it was addressed to.
“The opposition coalition hereby calls on Mrs. Natasha Akpoti-Uduaghan to go about her campaign and ignore the shenanigans of her opponents, who are already staring defeat in the face and not allow her focus to be shifted from the ball.”