Agom-Eze added that her life is in danger, prompting her to run out of Ebonyi State, as the governor’s henchmen are awaiting her return.
Agom-Eze is the main challenger of David Umahi, governor of Ebonyi State, for the ticket.
On July 22, a Federal High Court, in Abakaliki, dismissed a suit filed by Umahi, asking the court to recognise him as the APC candidate for the senatorial district.
However, the court recognised Agom-Eze, who came second in the May 28 senatorial primary election for Ebonyi South, but ordered that a fresh primary election be conducted within 14 days.
The APC conducted a fresh primary election on July 31, and Umahi was declared the winner.
Following this development, the Ebonyi chapter of the party announced the expulsion of Agom-Eze from the party for “rebelliously jeopardising her membership by violating APC’s constitution”.
Reacting to this on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme, Agom-Eze said though the matter remains in court, she is the bonafide senatorial candidate of the party.
“As far as I am concerned, I’m the candidate because the judgment of the 22nd of June proclaimed me the candidate. So, for me, I am still the candidate.”