Contrary to rumours that he abandoned the All Progressive Congress, APC stakeholders meeting midway held at Concorde hotel, Owerri, the media office of the senator has doused insinuations that the senator abandoned the meeting midway.
This is coming on the heels of a newspaper report that he may quit the APC. This was refuted by Dr. Vitalis Ajumbe, Director of Contact and Mobilization, who said the senator has no intention of leaving the party.
He said “Araraume has no plans to dump APC, the speculation is baseless, those who are peddling the rumour are those who are jittery about his acceptance in the party. They are just trying to distract him but he can never be distracted”.
In another statement signed by IK Ogbonna, Special Adviser on media to the senator and made available to this online newspaper on why the senator left the SWC meeting midway, he said the senator had a meeting before the Imo APC SEC meeting which he had kept in abeyance, stating that “Senators Izunaso and Uwajumogu had to leave the venue to pick the last flights to Ekiti and Abuja respectively which suspected traducers jealous of Sen Araraume’s wide acceptance and respectability across the state coupled with the ovation he received at the event, had misconstrued to send wrong signals to the public”
He stated that Araraume took permission to leave the meeting to catch with other engagements.
The statement stated on the donation the senator made at the meeting.
He said “The money from the Senator not only dwarfed the contributions of others present at the event but is in continuation of his desire to uplift the fortunes of APC since he joined the party.
“The action of the senator was received with wild jubilation which necessitated the spontaneous follow up of solidarity visits to him from party faithful across the state”
“The donation by Araraume was the climax of the event before he alongside the National Organizing Secretary, Senator Osita Izunaso took permission to leave for other urgent engagements” the statement stated.
The stakeholders have expressed joy that Araraume has the capacity to shoulder the responsibility of the party ahead 2019 election.
The statement called on the general public to disregard the insinuation in certain quaters as well as half truths being dished out concerning the senator, describing it as the handiwork of purveyors of falsehood and masterminded by some elements suffering from “Araraumephobia” in Imo politics.